Why not mention marriage?


To the Editor:

In her February 18 editorial page column, “Why it’s important to set PFAS limits for our drinking water,” Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, cites certain factors that impact healthy outcomes in our communities.

She mentions factors such as clean air and water, housing, education, and even fresh fruits and vegetables, but, for some reason, says nary a word about the importance of marriage in promoting health and happiness. I think that omission is most unfortunate.

Getting married is good for you (it has certainly been good for me), and marriage is good for society, lending strength and stability to our communities.

I trust that Dr. Alexander-Scott knows these things to be true. I encourage her to share that knowledge with her fellow Rhode Islanders.

A.H. Liddle



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