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5 Scientists (and Dr. Oz): Make Clean Air Sense

3. The Science Professor Dr. Arden Pope, a Brigham Young University epidemiologist who led a New England Journal of Medicine study, found that efforts to reduce fine particle pollution from automobiles, diesel engines, steel mills and coal-fired power plants have added between four and eight months to the average American’s life expectancy:

“It’s stunning that the air pollution effect seems to be as robust as it is…However, the continuing problem demonstrates that more remains to be done, especially in cleaning up coal-fired power plants and existing diesel engines.”

4. The Heart Doctor - Dr. Robert Brook is the lead author of The American Heart Association (AHA) report stating that there is strong evidence that air pollution can clog arteries, and cause strokes and heart attacks.

“Particulate matter appears to directly increase risk by triggering events in susceptible individuals within hours to days of an increased level of exposure, even among those who otherwise may have been healthy for years.”

5. The Energy Scientist Steve Clemmer, the Director of Energy Research for the 
Union of Concerned Scientists claims that limiting coal, gas and nuclear power, and boosting the renewable energy practices of wind and solar, could meet 27% of America’s electricity needs by 2030:

“Unlike natural gas, coal or nuclear plants, wind and solar plants don’t produce air or water pollution, global warming emissions or waste products, and use much less water.”

Oh, there is a rock star scientist…and he knows Oprah!

Dr. Oz says:

“It’s sobering news that one in five people still live in communities with lethal levels of smog and particulate pollution — the toxic soup of chemicals, metals, acids, ash and soot that triggers asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and early deaths. Makes you want to close the windows, bar the door and stay home.”

The science proves that that Clean Air Act is the bedrock that protects our children from pollution that otherwise would make their lives shorter or less healthy. For the sake of our kids, does it make sense to debunk and diminish the warnings of scientists?

Here’s how to speak up…or forever hold your breath:

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12:11PM PST on Nov 6, 2011

Congratulations - thank YOU all so much!

1:31PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

Everyone deserves the right to breathe clean healthy air. lets make it happen

7:50PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Clean air is important.

8:13AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

Kudos to the scientists! Somebody has to speak up and try and stop the murder of the citizens of the world by these mindless, heartless corporations. We should be backing these people and thanking them!

4:46AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

really thank to writer

4:43PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

Indoor air pollution is just as bad; maybe worse due to the fact that we spend so much time indoors. This should definitely be considered if you are having respiratory problems.

3:55PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011


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12:49AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

Our Seniors' homes seem to be mostly built close to where there is heavy traffic. (That's bad planning!) I need to move because the fine particulate from the road has affected my breathing and asthma. I honestly don't think Municipalities give much attention to this - although it makes no sense to me.

9:06AM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Thank you.

10:09AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Whatever happened to "... that government of the people, by the people, for the people ... " that Abraham Lincoln spoke of?

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