Prison Pete

Sunday, September 12, 2004
  Lead poisoning.
It is 7:30 PM and the lights went out at Rec again. The system did not reset, so I headed out to the unit. Five minutes later, they called "recall" anyhow. So, now I am finishing up this note to you.

I have been listening to an NPR program on lead poisoning called "The Secret Life of Lead." Symptoms of lead poisoning include: attention deficit disorders, poor impulse control, and a general antsy-ness. Hmmm, I spent the first four years of my life in a NYC apartment before moving to the suburbs. I wonder if I was a paint chip muncher?

Take a look at livingonearth.org on the web if you get a chance. They talk about how paint companies knew of the exposure, and how the USA was fifty years behind in setting standards that Europe already had.

I used to do some work for a lead company that also owned a well-known brand of paint. They sold it off pre-1970’s to (allegedly) get out from under the possible lawsuits to come.

Oh boy, Pipe Dreams is on, and they ore previewing Buffalo Organs which is where the American Guild of Organists will be holding a convention. At least part of the show will be theater organs!

P.S. Why not try sending the books one more time! Let us see if it will get through this time, now that I have put the mailroom on notice!
Thanks for the Pipe Dreams web site - always looking for new music to listen to!
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