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Body count not in for asbestos

| January 5, 2006 11:00 PM

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to John Erhard's letter in comparing WR Grace to Philip Morris. I just have just a few comments.

1. Philip Morris made token restitution by the tobacco settlement.

2. There have been warning labels on tobacco products for at least 30 years. I don't remember any warning labels on the air and dust in Libby.

3. Smoking or chewing tobacco products is a conscious choice and I don't remember anyone asking me if I wanted to breathe in the asbestos dust that W.R. Grace produced.

4. The total body count for asbestos fatalities is not yet in; don't underestimate the power of those little fibers.

Corey Foreman