DOH is not protecting health of Maui residents

Well, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. smoked out Kahului and Wailuku again Nov. 18. The air stinks, my eyes are watering and stinging, and cane ash is all over my property.

As you and I both know, cane ash is soot and once it’s stepped on it starts to become small enough to breathe. Soot is not healthy to breathe, but of course in the strange logic the state Department of Health employs, the DOH does nothing to regulate it, because “you can’t breathe it.”

This makes absolutely no sense.

Thanks for once again doing nothing effective to protect the health of Maui residents.

Chris Profio

Kahului