The pine sol comment was not a racist remark, it was an observed fact by a friend of mine, and intended to point out that there are other factors that can be contributing to health concerns. Race isn't a factor at all here. Like you said, if white people are smoking crack and get cancer, I wouldn't necessarilly go blaming some mine or some other industry. It's quite possible that the crack is causing health issues. Just because a certain population is experiencing health issues doesn't necessarilly mean there is a direct correlation, that's the point. Over time, thjere are other changes to their environment beside the introduction of mining that can be contributing to their health issues. Hundreds of years ago, they probably, like white people, ate better. They didn't have chemicals of any kind in their diet. Now there are chemicals in everything. So when there ar eso many other factors that have been introduced and could have an impact on their issues, that's where it becomes difficult to prove. That's the point.
I won't argue the point any further, you're obviously determined to be right...