CBC's Barbara Frum didn't see the other concerns behind "20th Century Disease" debate.; 1988.
Frum and others with CBC Toronto thought they knew stories if they had heard a version of them. Trying to talk to journalists in Toronto is like swimming upstream against a tirade of dangerous mythology. Journalists who generally supported human beings against the health effects of modern pollution did not understand that there was another story about people who had always been around, who were suddenly being caused harm by having their history and place in society swept away in a new discussion framed by supporters of environmental medicine. I am sure that journalists did the same thing when allergists were the ones to impose their arbitrarily exclusionary disease description to the group!
CBC's Barbara Frum responds.; 1988.
Frum, you'd think, had one of the busiest work days on the planet. She responded, while many journalists who did harmful work did not.
CBC's Barbara Frum sends thanks for explanatory backgrounder.; 1988.
When attempts were made to explain the extent of the damages, their eyes would glaze over after point number two. You could see them glaze over, even over those old telephones. Meanwhile, people were being caused preventable harm in several known high risk groups. Bearing witness was like watching a train wreck, with dozens of trains ending up in the carnage because engineers received yet ignored repeated, clear and legally-obligating signals.