Communications with Los Angeles County Sheriff
December 16, 2013
Sheriff Leroy D. Baca Page 1 of 4
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
4700 Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
James J. Hellmold, Assistant Sheriff-Patrol and Detectives
Todd S. Rogers Assistant Sheriff-Administrative
Glen Dragovich, Chief-Administrative & Training Division
Kevin A. Goran, Chief-Central Patrol Division
Jacques A. LaBerge, Chief-North Patrol Division
James R. Lopez, Chief-East Patrol Station
RE: Your Vehicle Approval Testing Program is Lacking
Discovery of Design Errors in Rack and Pinion Steering and Suspensions Causing Chronic
Muscle and Skeletal Pain and Arthritic Joints. Mayo Clinic and Mercedes-Benz.
Dear Sheriff Baca and Officers:
I’m contacting you to make you aware that we have discovered what has become design flaws in the steering and
suspension on vehicles that is silently causing permanent health problems, which must be corrected immediately to
avoid what has and will continue to prove to have a radical negative impact on drivers and passenger’s quality of
life. These problems are shared with the world-wide automotive industry. The flaws result in human physical
function loss due to pain and deformities in body mass.
Why now? Because Throughout the history of human kind our scientist have failed to recognize that our body
tissues (skeletal and soft) have a “variable force tolerance threshold value.” Meaning the forces generated when
overcoming the resistance to turning in the rack-n-pinion steering; exceed the “material creep force tolerance
threshold value” and push matter through it flexible/elastic state and into its plastic state (plastic state – a
permanent change in mass form/shape has occurred). These forces inflict permanent impact type accumulative
damage to all body mass.
What does this mean to the Los Angeles Sheriff Department? If you cannot turn the steering wheel with ONE
FINGER, the steering system has too much resistance in it. And that resistance results in the many chronic
permanent injuries as noted in this letter.
In 2001, I initiated a study to determine why I developed so many muscle/skeletal injuries after retiring. Straight
fingers became curved, knuckles twisted, chronic pain in lower back, hip, left shoulder, headaches, and other
chronic ailments. The causes of the injuries were traced to the discovery of the presence of the “variable material
creep force tolerance threshold value” in human body mass. The high effort steering system and stiff suspension
in my 2000 Chevrolet Impala were responsible for shock loads traveling through my body mass while my body was
conducting the process of generating and delivering (G&D) the higher forces necessary to overcome the
resistance in the steering system within 3/10 tenths of a second. The faster the vehicle speed the more resistance
encountered, which requires even greater forces and shock loading.
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The stiff suspension allows the delivery of shock loads (body shaking) through the human body because it does
not absorb the shocks from the uneven road surfaces. The repetitive shock loads inflict a damaging shock loading
dynamic force, which pushes matter through its elastic state, and into its plastic state resulting in mass change
Unbeknown to us, the steering problem started in the 80’s when the auto industry started replacing “low effort” (LE)
one finger steering with todays “high effort” (HE) steering, which requires one or both hands while turning the
wheel or course corrections because of the steering resistance. Remember the TV commercials “feel the road”
and “take charge of your car” in the 80’s by Mercedes? Even with two hands steering, shock-loading injuries are
unavoidable. Shock loads are inherent with the HE design. Note: Children with soft (low material creep) bones
develop similar injuries from video gaming. Adults and children’s deformities (bending and twisting) went
unrecognized because video gaming and HE steering became popular at the same time. Adults use their injured
fingers as a benchmark for comparing their children’s injured fingers. If your children conducted any of the
processes shown in Module 1 of our web site miketomich.com, then their fingers have the deformities noted. See
Pages 3-44 to 3-51, for identification of the dynamic force presence in the coloring process and its resulting
bending and knuckle twisting in children’s fingers. Two pictures on Page 3-53.
The G&D process is started by firmly positioning/anchoring the feet to the floor. Muscles from the toes through the
finger tips snap/jerk from a relaxed state to a taunt state while delivering the forces and shock loads to all muscles,
joints, and tissues involved in the process. Some situations require the G&D process to include the weight of the
upper torso in the amount of the delivering force. The G&D process occurs with every steering resistance
encountered. The human senses, sense the presence of the resistance, but don’t know the amount of the
resistance. In the G&D process, the shock loading forces are absorbed by the bone mass, cartilage, disc, and soft
tissue (force pushing mass into its plastic state). See Module 2, Line item #2 of our web site. See Chart #15 on
Page 2-25, Chart 16 on Page 2-26, Chart #17 on Page 2-28. (Free copy of our information “Our Silent Epidemic”
is available in Module 6 of our web site www.miketomich.com).
Many health problems develop during the G&D required circular shock loading forces. On a smooth road with low
road crown, steering adjustments range from 56 to over 136 a minute at 55 mph. Each steering adjustment results
in a dynamic force pushing mass through its elastic state and into its plastic state…and each dynamic force
enlarges the previous injury area.
The steering resistance is a major factor in the development of carpal tunnel, chronic shoulder-back-neck-hip-
knee-ankle-elbow-hand injury, inflammation, finger pain, numbness, arthritic joints, and more. Many of these
injuries are shown throughout our site and book, also see the pictures at the end of Section 2 of our down
loadable book ‘Our Silent Epidemic’ in Module 6 of four site. Also Line item #2 in Module 2 on our site.
The steering wheels are too thick because the size does not allow parallelism between the knuckles and wheels
grasping surfaces. Driver wheel contact is made with the palm of the hands and fingertips (10-2 grasping
position). Forces delivered in this position result in fingers bending backward at the first and/or second knuckles.
In addition, knuckles become twisted from the forces pressing the knuckles to make full wheel surface contact
during force delivery in turning the wheel. In addition, if the tip of a finger rides on any part of the steering wheel
surface, the main knuckle at the hand becomes quickly enlarged and develops painful arthritis within six thousand
miles. This has been verified with many police officers and troopers. The deformities happen to all, but appear
much faster and more severe with smaller framed drivers. Please refer to Module 2, line item #2 on our site www.
miketomich.com. Refer to ‘Our Silent Epidemic’ (down loadable in Module 6) Page 2-47 Group of pictures at
bottom of page. Picture on Page 2-74 and the bottom of Page 2-47 in “Our Silent Epidemic” information book.
See Figures 31 and 32 on Page 2-48 and 2-49 for twisting or bones and knuckles from the thick steering wheel
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The right and left turning resistance is responsible for vertebrae shifting out of position in the back due to the
uneven pulling of the back muscles during various turns and course corrections. This is another cause and effect
by the G&D process with fast developing crippling results (first physical signs usually within six thousand miles).
Some injuries include numbness/tingling in hands and fingers, chronic arm-neck-shoulder pain, migraine
headaches, neck and back disc compressions and much more. Steering effort must be reduced to easy one finger
steering (see video on low effort harmless steering, in Module 2, Line item #3 on our site http://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=6onuD0HQSJQ). The vest they wear has prevented me from checking for any vertebrae shifting in
Stiff suspensions also result in serious health problems and we believe it may be linked to the cause of autism.
Degenerative back disease, sciatica nerve injuries, fibromyalgia, and other injuries mentioned in this letter, are
increased by the shaking of the body. Autism started to become a problem in the 80’s when the HE steering and
stiff suspensions were added to vehicles, and hard injection molded seats replaced spring seating. Today our
suspensions and hard molded seating do not isolate riders from the shock loads generated on uneven road
surfaces that cause shaking of the human body. In seven months an embryo can experience 7-9 million+ shock
loads traveling through it. Many mothers work almost to their due date and our research in the negative results of
impact forces on the human body indicates the shaking of the mother during pregnancy (shock loads, mini-
traumas) may be the major cause of autism, instead of a chemical cause. Many physicians believe it happens in
the uterus. Dr. Christopher Walsh, Children's Hospital Boston states “autism happens in the Uterus.” Hospital of
Boston “it affects all kids, all races. Dr. Christine O’Rourke-Lang, Autism Behavior Analysis; “everyone knows
someone with autism now. Reference ’PBC presentation 'Decoding Autism' (9-19-11, Sara Lee Kessler). CDC 3-
21-13, Autism is now 1 in 50 children and no hint of a cure is available. (After 26+ years of research, they admit
they don’t have a clue of what might cause autism…they keep looking for a chemical cause).
Mercedes-Benz designed and promoted the stiff steering and stiff suspensions on their vehicles in the 80’s. The
automotive industry copied it as fashionable. Mercedes-Benz is now converting to a soft riding suspension system
that isolates passengers from the bumps in the uneven road surfaces. They are now scrapping that stiff
suspension system they designed and promoted because they know of the autism connection; they realize that
shaking the human body has serious consequences. One video of their ‘Fully Active Suspension Technology,’
There are other vehicle design issues, seat belts/seating/height/width/weight of steering wheel, etc. Example; Seat
belts provide the means for the L-4, and L-5 to separate and clash together during bouncing from the stiff
suspension. HE steering is also a factor in lower back pain. We believe this is the major reason so many high
mileage drivers suffer from chronic lower back and sciatic pain. Both small and large framed people develop the
accumulative injuries but the injuries appear faster in smaller framed people. Bending of fingers and twisting of
knuckles usually appear within six thousand miles.
You’ll find that a majority of employee medical expenses will be attributed to the steering, suspension, and seating
problems. This is typically reflected in workmen’s compensation claims for shoulder, back, knee, elbow, carpal
tunnel, depression, Fibromyalgia, hip/shoulder replacements, chronic pain, pain pill addictions, and various other
additional musculoskeletal injuries. Mini trauma injuries deteriorate healthy mass while making the injuries
irreversible and susceptible to easy failure which is typically blamed on business processes. There are other
damaging processes in life and business today, which can easily be corrected once our new rules for safer
ergonomics are shared with process and product designers.
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In addition to Mercedes-Benz converting stiff suspension to soft/smooth riding suspensions, Mayo Clinic agrees
with our study results and is presently conducting necessary clinical studies in this matter. Unfortunately, due to
defined protocols, an announcement isn’t expected until after the three remaining years of the study are over.
Innocent passengers will continue to develop these injuries unless you take the lead to stop them now.
This is a new science and you have the resources available for every university in California to look at this
information and it would behoove you to do so. Ignored, your officers will continue to develop uncorrectable health
problems. However, it is only after they think outside of the box that they recognize the presence material creep. I
suggest your consultants contact me…there is so much more information in our twelve years of research which is
not covered in this letter. Dr. Sanjeev Kakar M.D., and Professor Kai-Nan An M.E, P.E. understand and agree with
us, which is why they are presently conducting clinical studies on our information.
I have experienced many of the muscle/skeletal problems identified in our information after I purchased a 2000
Chevrolet Impala. After seeing the same injuries with other Impala drivers, we asked GM in 2002 to participate in
our new study, they declined but we continued with our studies which led us also to new rules for ergonomics.
For the safety of all police departments that use your ‘police duty vehicle approval list’ it would behoove your office
to give this issue a top priority. Manufacturers must supply steering and suspensions that will not exceed the
“various variable force tolerance thresholds” in the human body. My forte’ since 1975 has been properties of
Obviously, I have only scratched the surface of our discovery in this letter. Please feel comfortable contacting me
with any questions. I’m will make myself available to meet with your personnel at any time. I hope to hear from you
Michael G. Tomich and/for
Professor Kenneth Granke M.D., Kausik Raval M.D., Amar Sawar M.D.
To: LA County Sheriff
Before reading the enclosed letter please download the following document which are referenced in the letter.
#1 Please download a copy of our book at www.miketomich.com, “Item #1” in Module 6.
E-mail recipients…Clicking on this link will start the download http://miketomich.com/FTP/OSEORIGINAL135M.DOC.
Our research has identified a new science application to the human body; the presence of “variable material creep
force tolerance threshold values” in human mass, which has identifies a horrible weak attribute in our design.
Our present resistant steering and stiff suspension exceed the material creep values resulting in our health
problems of major muscle/skeletal injuries.
Mercedes-Benz and Mayo Clinic agree with our study results. Mercedes is changing their suspensions, and Mayo
Clinic is performing clinical studies on our information.
Our web site www.miketomich.com contains much updated information on our skeletal and soft tissue injuries from
shock loads exceeding material creep values. There are 6 modules on our site. I suggest Modules 2, and 4 -
adults muscle and skeletal injuries, and Module 1 for your young children. Please see all five line items in Module
2 and feel comfortable contacting me with questions. 989-665-2311 Please do not record our conversation.
Our Silent Epidemic has 3 Sections.
Section 1 - what you need to know before reading our book
Section 2 - adult’s injuries from stiff steering and some information on suspensions.
Section 3 - children’s injuries from video gaming, computers, and too much coloring.
Some letters posted after section 3
At the back of Sections 1 through 3 are pictures with information on the injury (case studies).
Page numbers are identified with first number representing the section number (3 sections) and the following
number represents the page number in that section. Example; 1-12 is section 1 at page 12.
Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Sheriff Department maintain a list of vehicles verified and approved for
police duty. The problem is the resistance designed into the "high effort", "rack-n-pinion", "electronic" steering
(Nexteer Company) requires a damaging human process to move/turn the wheel, which causes finger curvatures
and twisted knuckles, arthritic hands, vertebrae shifting and more. The stiff suspension causes the numerous
problems due to the shaking of the vehicle on uneven road surfaces. Lower back pain is a major complaint, usually
blamed on gun their gun belt. Why now? We have discovered the compressive forces from road bumps and
generating and delivering forces to overcome the steering resistance is due to human mass having a "variable
material creep force tolerance threshold value" (MCFTTV). MCFTTV is used to build muscles-such as a weight
lifter-pulling/streatching forces. Vehicles have compressive forces that destroy mass composition and form.
Steering wheels must turn easy with one finger. Passengers must be isolated from shock loads from road bumps.
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Letter to the Los Angeles County Sheriff and Administrative Officers
Michigan State Police and LA County Sheriff are approving vehicles for police duty. High effort steering causes
health problems including arthritic fingers, knuckles and Osteoporosis in spine. Stiff suspension causes lower
back pain and degenerative disc disease, sciatic nerve injury. Together steering and suspension cause many
musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain, etc.
"Our Silent Epidemic"
Picture & Reference Guide
Part 1 What you need to know before reading this book.
This publication presents the "mechanical process" responsible for musculoskeletal injuries, including; arthritis,
RA, bending of bones, twisted fingers, deformed fingers, back-neck-shoulder-hip-knee-ankle chronic pain,
sciatic nerve, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, physical therapy, medical operations, and death. This information
presents results from our private research which identifies the most common sources of dynamic force injuries
to children and adults...that being video gaming, computers, coloring for children, and adults driving "high effort
steering" vehicles which are
common in todays automotive world.
Part 2 The Automotive Story
2-7 In 2000, my physical health started deteriorating.
2-8 People Case Studies
2-12 Figure 1, 2 Deformed knuckles [from Impala Steering wheel]
2-13 Figure 4, 5 Damaging hand gripping positions
2-15 Physical therapy facility
2-15 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier driving experience
2-16 Figure 6 Seating designs of vehicles of yesteryear [before injection molding]
2-17 Figure 7 Impala seating
2-17 Figure 8 Force - Pressure of vertebra
2-17 Figure 9 Seating - Gravity - Body off perpendicular by 10 degrees
2-18 Figure 10 Disk movement due to off parallel of 10 degrees
2-19 Figure 11 Combined focus concentration of weight and forces to hips and lumbar
2-20 Written example of force delivery from the end of a finger (No chart)
2-21 Figure 12-1 Areas A and B of drivers back - supported and unsupported
2-21 Figure 12-2 Pivot point of Areas A and B
2-23 Figure 14 Muscular system of our back
2-25 Figure 15 Time-Effort-Shock chart identifying shock load in high effort steering
2-26 Figure 16 Destructive Forces and Vibration - identification of shock loads, dynamic forces, and
2-27 Wrist support therapies
2-28 Figure 17 Chart identification of difference between damaging high effort steering and
non-damaging low effort steering
2-29 Figure 18, 19 Commonly used damage inflicting gripping position
2-29 Cause of L-4, L-5 disk damage
2-30 Figure 20 Damage inflicted steering wheel gripping positions
2-30 Figure 21 Picture of knuckles that became bent and twisted from grasping the steering wheel
contour shown in Figure 20
2-32 Notation-Figure 22 Drawing of parallel knuckle surfaces
2-32 Figures 23-1, 23-2 New routing of tendon on top surface of middle finger and finger functional
2-32 Figure 24 Inward bending of ring finger
2-33 Figure 25 Small finger gripping the thick steering wheel that results in permanent deformity of K10
knuckle and causes outward bending of small finger
2-33 Figures 26-1, 26-2, 26-3 Pictures of small fingers bent away from hands
2-34 Figures 27-1, 27-2, 27-3 Identification of dynamic forces to thumb
2-34 Figure 27-4 Enlargement of thumb indicating degrees of deformities
2-35 Figure 27-5 Picture of deformed thumbs
2-35 Figures 28-1, 28-2, 28-3 Pictures of thumb deformities
2-36 Figure 28-4 Picture of thumb deformities
2-36 Figures 28-5, 28-6 Picture of forces causing children's thumbs to bend outward
2-37 Figure 28-7 Picture of an outward bending thumb of an elderly lady
2-37 Figure 28-8 Wrinkles on thumb identifying direction of outward bending
2-37 Figure 28-9 Inability to touch thumb to hand
2-37 Figure 28-10 Inability to touch thumb to small finger
2-37 Figure 28-11 Inability to use a damaged thumb in holding a cloth
2-38 Figure 28-12 Holding a brush with a deformed thumb
2-38 Figure 28-13 Holding a dinner fork using the tip of the thumb
2-38 Figure 28-14 New grasping position using a screw driver
2-38 Figure 28-15 New grasping position using a pair of pliers
2-39 Figure 28-16 Thumb deformities when dialing a phone
2-39 Figure 29-1, 29-2 Gripping positions that would not allow curtain cord to be pulled
2-39 Figure 29-3 Gripping position that must be used to enable pulling of curtain cord
2-41 Figure 29-4 Common damaging steering wheel grip position
2-41 Figure 29-5 Circular bending of index and middle finger from 9-4 grasping position
2-42 Figure 30-1 Identification of thick, rough, callused skin from steering wheel grip
2-43 Figure 30-2 Enlarged view of rough, callused, skin of index finger
2-43 Figure 30-3 Picture of thick, rough, callused, non elastic skin on index finger
2-43 Figure 30-4 Picture of thick, rough, callused, non elastic skin on inside of thumb
2-44 Figure 30-5-1 Picture of palm of the right hand - area of discomfort
2-44 Figure 30-5-2 Enlarged area of the palm of the hand
2-44 Figure 30-5-3 Area of palm with pain and discomfort attributed to grasp of thick steering wheel with
the tips of the fingers and palms
2-44 Figure 30-5-4 Picture of the thick, callused, skin from holding the steering wheel
2-45 Figure 30-5-5 Picture of the skin on the elbow becoming stretched
2-45 Figure 30-5-6 Picture of the excess stretched skin of the elbow
2-45 Figure 30-5-7, 30-5-8 Additional pictures of stretched elbow skin
2-46 Figure 30-6-1 Picture of the texture of a new Impala steering wheel
2-47 Figure 30-6-2, 30-6-3 Picture of Impala steering wheel with texture worn off
2-47 Insert - Finger Feathering Effect - 6 pictures of finger tips bent backwards
2-48 Figure 31 Drawing of a healthy knuckle making initial contact with contour of steering wheel
2-49 Figure 32 Drawing of an Unhealthy Knuckle that has been conformed to make full contact with the
surface of a steering wheel that is off parallel to natural surface of a healthy knuckle
2-50 Figure 33-1, 33-2 Picture of the small bone structure of the fingers and hand
2-50 Figure 34-1 Picture of the fingers bent and twisted to conform to unnatural steering wheel contour
2-50 Figure 34-2 Picture of fingers bent and twisted to conform to unnatural steering wheel contour. High
points of the knuckles are identified (commonly referred to as Bouchard's/Heberden's nodes)
2-51 Figure 34-3 Finger tips that are bent towards the thumb from holding the steering wheel in the
position shown in 34-4
2-51 Figure 34-4 A gripping position that results in dynamic forces causing the fingers to bent upward as
shown in 34-3
2-51 Figure 34-5 Identification of poorly designed steering wheel of a 2002 Pontiac Sunbird with a
damaging high effort steering system that results in the finger deformities identified in 34-3
2-52 Figure 35-1 Identification of damaging gripping surfaces that are off parallel to the natural knuckle
surfaces which result in twisted knuckles
2-52 Figure 35-2 Picture of 4 knuckles that have become permanently bent and twisted from grasping the
off parallel surfaces of the steering wheel shown in 35-1
2-53 Sphere to sphere contact (calculations)
2-54 Traumatic effects of vibration - additional emphasis on the
2-54 Three pages of children's information
2-55 Figure 36-1, 36-2 Pictures of a 3-year-old girls finger deformities from playing games using a
computer keyboard and mouse
2-56 Figure 37-3 Picture of deformed fingers of a 10-year-old girl from playing video games
2-56 Figure 38-1, 38-2, 38-3 Picture of deformed fingers of a young child from playing video games on a
Nintendo 64 video game player
2-57 Figure 39 Picture of permanently bent and twisted fingers of a 24-year-old young man that started
playing video games as a toddler
2-58 Figure 40-1 Picture of deformed fingers of a 22-year-old lady from driving her 2003 Chevrolet Impala.
2-58 Figure 40-2 Picture of the 22-year-old lady in Figure 40-2, indicating how her fingers have curled,
bent, and twisted to conform to the gripping position held when driving her Impala
2-59 Figure 41-1, 41-2, 41-3, 41-4 Pictures of an old thin steering wheel and latest trend of thick steering
2-61 Carpal tunnel syndrome is misconceived as repetitive motion from typing
2-64 Some symptoms of health problems associated with high effort vehicles
2-66 Figure 42 One of the least damaged fingers
2-66 In summary
Pictures of Injured Drivers
2-67/68 AP-1-1, AP-1-2, 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe - Cindy - Homemaker
2-68 AP-2 2003 Mustang - Engineer
2-69 AP-3-1, AP-3-2 Chevrolet Astro Van - School Teacher
2-70 AP-4-1, AP-4-2, AP-4-3 Clair - Office work - Mercury Cougar
2-71 AP-5-1, AP-5-2, AP-5-3 Noel (20) - Office work - Ford F-150
2-72 AP-6 Male - Ford F-150 Diesel - 4x4
2-73 AP-7 Male - 1997 Chevrolet, 4x4, Jimmy
2-74 AP-8 Female - Ford - F-150
2-74 AP-9 Male - Bank worker - Neon
2-74 AP-10 Male - Durango
2-75 AP-11 Female - Office worker - Saturn 2001 SL2
2-76 AP-12 Male - truck driver
2-77 AP-13 Male - 40's - Physician - Jaguar
2-78 AP-14, AP-15 Females - Office workers - Dodge Durango
2-79 AP-16-1 Male - Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Jimmy
2-80 AP-16-2 Male - Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Jimmy
2-81 AP-17 Female - Driver - Ford Van
2-81 AP-18-1, AP-18-2, AP-18-3 Female - Mercury Cougar
2-82 AP-19-1, AP-19-2, AP-19-3, AP-19-4 - Female - Various HES vehicles
Part 3 The Children's Story
Page 3 Issue/Reference
3-5 News paper article - comments
3-11 Becoming aware of the children's deformities
3-13 Destructive dynamic force calculations
3-18 Various controllers with vibration promotions
3-20 Promoting of damaging vibration by manufacturers on controller packaging.
3-21 Picture, controller split view, motors used for vibration are in place
3-23 Picture of the inside of a controller identifying the vibration source
3-25 Chart "CFAA-Shock Loads / Dynamic Forces" indicates the creation and delivery of the damaging
dynamic forces (for video, cars, coloring, and other dynamic force processes)
3-28/29 Game Boy forces - Destructive forces "CF1-1, CF1-2"
3-30/31 Peening of surfaces "CF1-3, CF1-4"
3-31/32 Thumbs-unnatural forces and twisting "CF1-5, CF1-6,"
3-32 Pictures of twisted/bent thumbs and off-center finger nails "CF1-7, CF1-8, CF1-9"
3-33 Pictures of twisted/bent thumbs "CF2-1, CF2-1-1, CF2-2, CF 2-3
3-34 Gaming gun - Unnatural forces "CF 2-4"
3-34 Pictures of twisted/bent thumbs "CF 2-5, CF 2-6"
3-35 Video controller - Unnatural forces - Front view "CF 3-1" Dynamic forces identified
3-37 Video controller - Unnatural forces - Bottom view "CF 3-2"
3-38 Video controller - Unnatural forces - Bottom - Enlarged "CF 3-3"
3-40 Game Boy - Unnatural forces - Bottom holding view "CF 3-4"
3-41 Game Boy - Child and adult -Unnatural forces - Bottom hold CF 3-5, CF 3-6
3-42 Unnatural force identification - Grasping - Front - Video Controller "CF 3-7, CF 3-8"
3-44 Crayola forces generated "CF 4-1, CF 4-2"
3-46 Chart "CF 4-3" Identifying the generation of dynamic forces in the coloring stroke
3-47 Forces - Shock load of breaking crayon - Safe-unsafe-Coloring stroke "CF 4-4"
3-47 Picture of force zone in coloring stroke "CF 4-5"
3-48 Picture A , B, C, D Coloring grips - dynamic force in holding the coloring book in place
3-49 Pictures E, Identification of destructive dynamic forces
3-49 Picture G right hand finger deformities from coloring
3-50 Picture H left hand finger deformities from holding the coloring pages
3-50 Two finger rule
3-51 Picture J picture identifying the various dynamic force coloring strokes
3-52 11 Pictures of case studies of deformed fingers from video gaming
3-53 Picture of Alyssa, 3-year-old, finger deformities from computer use
3-54/55 Pictures of Nicki, 5-year-old, finger deformities from Nintendo 64 video game
3-56 Pictures of Jebb, 18-year-old, finger deformities from video gaming
3-57 Pictures of CI-1, CI-2, 24-year-olds, deformities from video games
3-58 Picture of WL-1, WL-2, 11-year-old, deformities from video games
3-59 Picture of Bob, 15-year-old, deformities from video games
3-59 Picture of Jason, 22-year-old, deformities from video games
3-60 Pictures of Jac 1 and Jac 2, 19-years-old, deformities from video gaming
3-61 Picture of Mary, young teenager, deformities from video games
3-61 Picture of Earl, 23-year-old, deformities from video games
3-62 Picture of Cody, 10-year-old, deformities from video games
3-63 Picture of Frank, 14-year-old, deformities from video games
3-64 Picture of a 17-year-old young man with deformed fingers from video games
3-64 Picture of a 23-year-old man, deformities from video games
3-65 Pictures of Chris 6, Melinda 2, Jon 5. Deformed fingers from coloring.
Letters located behind Part 3
#1 Michigan Surgeon General 04-04-04
#2 Michigan Attorney General 05-24-04
#3 State of Washington - Attorney General 05-24-04
#4 United States Consumer Product Safety Commission 06-29-04
#5 Surgeon General - Michigan 02-20-04
#6 Three Michigan Legislators - letter of support 12-20-04
#7 One of Many Letters to Manufacturer's requesting their help 05-18-04
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