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Pollution Expansion?! Lehigh Cement Plan in Cupertino Hills

Original post made by Concerned Citizen, another community, on Apr 3, 2011

Dear Neighbors:

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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 4, 2011 at 10:34 am

re (from your website): "However this technique only evaluates the risk of each chemical independently and uses the cumulative risks of all chemical to determine overall health risk with no consideration to synergistic chemical interactions and their compounding effects. It is possible that a chemical could be hundreds of times more toxic in combination with another chemical than by itself."

Is there some methodology by which one could figure out the synergistic effect of chemical exposure? How would someone go about that?

It seems the methodology you are offering is to be fearful and to be "prudent" by shutting down anything that might be harmful no matter what value it is contributing to our economy.