The Problems of Population

Regarding the "Hands Full" article on the Dereghishian quads (June 16), with "30 to 40 disposable" diapers per day, will we see canyons filled with Pampers? Doesn't anyone realize what a waste of our resources this represents?

The population is out of control, yet immigration policies won't address this issue. Children in the Dereghishians' war-torn Iran are orphaned, but they (the Dereghishians) take fertility drugs and produce four more now-American parents. And she wants her parents to move here to help care for the children.

I think the public has got to stop accepting every baby story as cute and inspiring and recognize the impact on all of us and our environment--what's left of it.

Beatrice Simpson

SOUTH PASADENA

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