Banning these chemcials is a good idea, but only when there's a reasonable replacement.
Furthermore, the amount of these chemicals that's used in ashtma inhalers is insignificant.
Environmentalists do not understand the concept of "diminishing returns." Reducing the use of this chemical by 99% may make perfect sense. But stopping that last 1% is a bad idea, and this is a great example why.
Environmentalist extremists don’t care. Consider how many people have died because of the DDT ban.
Has it really been proven that the chemicals did any harm much less have any effect on the environment at all?
And yes, the inhalers are complete junk. And tremendously expensive.
Liberals never care when somebody else has to bear the cost.
Mine went from $10 co-pay to $100.
This fellow is nuts. The changes were made to replace the CFC propellant, not the medication itself. I’m not all that happy about it myself, but this story is inaccurate.
Funny....the environazis don’t seem too concerned about mercury in fluorescent lightbulbs.
Albuterol is what he is talking about—I agree the environmentalism is a total farce.
There were no problems before NASA went to a more "environmentally friendly" foam.
Proof that environmentalists cause lives to be lost.
Lets face it environmentalist are human haters and could care less about people. Look at the millions they have killed when they got DDT banned for NO REASON.
But in this instance the real blame belongs to the politicians who enacted the law that changed the inhalers.
Have you tried looking for the product overseas?
A good place to do business with is Masters Marketing in the UK. You might have to email them with the name of the product to find out if they can get it for you as stuff is often marketed under a different name in England. They will translate the US brand name into the UK brand name.
If it is a generic product it might be listed on their website.
You can order virtually any RX as long as it is not a controlled substance.
I use Maxair. It used to be that it actually worked. And then they changed it to the type of delivery system it has now. It doesnt work.
I dont like inhalers and never used them untill they decided that the MARAX that I was using for years and years was no longer needed. So I was put on Accolate-twice a day. Its as useless as the Maxair. Then...I am often told that Accolate is an old med and they cant get it...a pure bunch of bull. I travel a lot and I generally go to Walmart to get my meds filled. Some Walmarts are good and some are lazy useless SOBs. Like the one in Elkhart IN.
Isn’t it too bad that this article includes NO specifics? It’s so vague, for those of us whose families use inhalers, that there is actually no reason to read it and truly no real information to glean from it.
Anything to kill a man or at least his ability to think.
This doesn’t surprise me one bit. I’ve personally had enviro-whackos tell me that they would support everything from violating the Constitution to outright genocide if it ‘ensured their future’.
And of course, for being against these fascist tactics, I’m accused of hating the environment (I do care about the earth...I’m just not going to shut my brain down and throw caution to the wind protecting it), I don’t care about my childrens’ future (assuming I have children with freaks like them running around), etc etc etc.
It’s times like these I wish time travel was possible. I’d like to go back in time and give that woman (what’s her name) who wrote that story or paper about the effects of DDT a piece of my mind. She was the beginning of the “save the environment at all costs” movement.
The environmentalists and the politicians they OWN do NOT believe that people are important. The planet and its animal inhabitants all come before worthless humans. Soon the politicians will figure out a way to have the animals registered and their "advocates" able to vote for them if the illegals don't pan out.
This is so true. I complained to my doctor and pharmacist about the new inhalers, saying they didn’t work nearly so well as the previous ones. They agreed with me and said that in default of satisfactory bronchodilators, providers were turning more and more to using nebulizers and inhaled or oral steroids than had been the case in the past twenty-five or so years. We have taken several steps back in the care of asthma patients, and some patients are going to pay with their lives.
Yet what, really, is the benefit to the environment if a few asthma patients allow a few sprays of this dispensing medium into the atmosphere? The idea that the tiny amount in one actualization of a lung spray could actually harm the environment or contribute to global warming is absurd.
It used to be that public health and safety came first. This is no longer the case. Consider the millions of acres of unmanaged forest and dangerous fuel build up near communities. Even when local government declares it a hazard and a public nuisance and orders abatement, the environmentalist simply appeal, vetoing any effort to reduce the hazard.
It really is the smae thing as asthma inhalers. Regulations used to be limited to the prevention of substantial injury to public health and safety. Now, they not only run to further public policy to promote actions favoring animals and plants and to reduce an imagined miniscule contribution to global warming, they subordinate the original intent and justification of regulations with individual freedom falling to the side.