Self Monitoring = Anarchy & Curtailing Repeat Offenders

Two letters to the editor recently appeared in the
White Bear Press.

Jan Carlson“….On the basis of all that is known about the history of lead and its adverse effects on human health, it is impossible to accept that any and all industries where humans are exposed to lead in any medium are not regularly monitored by an educated inspector.  

Self-monitoring is comparable to total anarchy … a kid in a candy shop would probably have better results given the ethics divulged in this court case.”

Andrea West “…State agencies have limitations in their ability to curtail businesses, even when their actions are harmful to employees and the community. We need legislation to address this breakdown in the system, where people’s health and well-being is the priority, and where businesses that are repeat offenders and continue to break laws and cause harm can be permanently shut down.”