MORTALITY REQUIRES EXAMINATION
A concerned citizen has written to Clifford Carnicom regarding death statistics that were found in the San Francisco Chronicle death notice archives for the months January and February in the years 1995 - 2004. The anonymous citizen had wondered if deaths in these years were markedly different after the start of the aerosol programs. As it turns out, the deaths reported in this paper show the death rate for 2004 to be ten times that of the same months in 1995. Though there are shortcomings in this data (only the months January and February are considered, different reporting methods may have been employed in later years, an increasingly aging population, etc.), this data may be statistically significant in showing an increase in the number of deaths in San Francisco during that time from aerosol programs. The citizen makes the case for others to do the same research.