Letters to the Editor

Health concerns

Politicians should be concerned about climate change and health issues, as well as electricity costs and states’ rights.

I enjoy walking along Fort Lauderdale beach inhaling fresh, lung-cleansing ocean air. Five months of each year, my wife and I live in Washington D.C. My Florida doctor prescribes allergy and asthma inhaler medications for breathing while there. The media warn seniors to stay indoors when dangerous air-quality inversion is like a lid over a city.

When will state legislators and Congress realize that global warming affects citizens’ health? It should not be a political issue.

Paul William “Bill” Smart,

Fort Lauderdale