Tone Down Needless Alarm | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 47 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: November 25, 2013

Tone Down Needless Alarm

Department: Letters

I think this is only my second letter to the editor of C&EN in 34 years of ACS membership.

The choice of topic for “The Desktop Arms Plant” cover story puzzles me (C&EN, Sept. 30, page 11). There are many far more relevant and important issues for the chemical industry and ACS members. The story smacks of sensationalism and needlessly raises alarm.

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Three-dimensional printer technology has been around for a while, and stories about applications might better be directed to topics such as new polymers for medical devices.

John Clinton
Kennebunkport, Maine

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