Calling on the responsible agencies


Environmental protection and prevention programs are badly needed here on Tinian.

A lot of people are disposing of batteries, computers, and others broken stuff that needed proper disposal. 

EPA and schools need to work together to apply this in the curriculum as it is important to prevent toxic materials from contaminating the underground water that we drink.

They also need to be educated on how these contaminants can affects our environment in the future.

Another health issues is the betel nut chewers spitting everywhere on the ground and God knows how long before these bacteria reach the groundwater that we drink and how these bacteria will reach us, transported by insects or others. 

Another is the importance of reading the labels of chemicals that we use daily in our home such as mosquito coils, insects sprays, and so on that can cause environmental damage.

The other issue is the secondhand smoker. There is a need to educate people about the harmful effects of secondhand smoking for there are employees working in places where smoking is allowed and they harm not only their fellow employees but also customers. Some of these customers have health issues. 

There may be more, but the is the most common practices that I’ve seen. So if there is anyone out there reading this, please help me get this to the proper agencies.

Winnie Atalig
San Jose, Tinian

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