A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I'm going to totally ignore the environmental aspects of this silly EPA edict and jump right to the elephant in the room. WTF? Anyone with asthma who treats it with weak, relatively ineffective epinephrine OTC medications ( Asthma Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatment Medications and Information on Asthma Management on MedicineNet.com ) is playing Russian roulette with their lives. Almost all asthma patients are on prescription albuterol rescue inhalers. So this epinephrine idiocy will probably affect few real asthma sufferers.
What makes me bolt upright is the thought that if they can do this for an OTC inhaler, what's to stop them from banning albuterol and other rescue inhalers from sufferers of asthma, emphysema, COPD, bronchitus, etc. Since when can the EPA make medical decisions for the entire populace on its own?
Their own logic is astoundingly stupid. Inhalers are not hairsprays that fill the air with noxious fumes. The contents are inhaled directly into the lungs, held there for as long as possible, and exhaled as carbon dioxide (as is every breath one exhales). What kind of roaring incompetents are filling jobs at the EPA anyway? This is assinine... and it has the potential to be deadly.
Like, when the entire scientific community goes "Whoah crap we need to stop using these like pronto."
Are you calling Reagan a "big government" type? He signed the treaty, dude.
One of you will end up here next!
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
As long as the inhalers remain affordable I dont see the big deal. But if they expect people to go from a 10 dollar inhaler to a 100 dollar one, that can be a different story. I dont know the price of inhalers btw...