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"The future will depend on our wisdom not to replace one poison with another."
National Pediculosis Association®, Inc.

May 10, 2005

Dear Assemblyman Gottfried,

May I congratulate you on your Bill to ban Lindane.

This is a dangerous carcinogenic and neurotoxic drug which
is widely prescribed to children without informing parents of its hazards.   Furthermore, there are safe alternatives, including a nit comb.

Samuel S. Epstein, MD
Professor emeritus Environmental & Occupational Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health,
Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition
2121 West Taylor Street, MC 922
Chicago  IL 60612
phone 312 996 2297




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