Letters, Oct. 13, 1980

Toxic Deluge

To the Editors:

Your cover [Sept. 22] is a pitiable sight: the industrial giant sinking in the mire of poisonous wastes from the chemicals that made it great.

Cora G. Chase Vaughn, Wash.

Perhaps the grim story of chemical poisoning will finally bring people to the realization that they are nature and not a kind of mysterious, superior essence placed in nature to make it "better."

Carole Singleton Cincinnati

In evolutionary terms, the human species is already adapting to profound changes in the earth's chemical environment. Increases in environmentally induced birth defects, infertility and adult mortality prior to reproductive success reflect natural selection...

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