Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Well, what'ya know?

 Drum roll please:

Exposure to air pollution may increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer and heart failure.

But, I thought that 2nd hand smoke was wholly responsible for the killing off the human race. Apparently, there are other factors that need to be taken into account :

For the first study, researchers looked at long-term exposure to nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.

The second report included 35 studies from 12 countries that looked at heart failure hospitalizations and deaths, and how they related to the increase of gaseous air pollutants including carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. 

"There is now no doubt that fine particles are a cause of lung cancer," he said.

I'm going to have to remember this. The next time someone gives me a dirty look for having a cigarette in the great outdoors (..though it doesn't really happen to me much anymore, now that I live in Louisiana) while simultaneously having the gall to drive away in a vehicle (that gasses out everyone on a restaurant patio, BTW), I am going to politely ask them not to infect me with their 2nd hand exhaust! 

Pollution linked to lung cancer, heart failure increases - CBS News

1 comment:

  1. Jred they lied again like always!

    Its another linked to study not a toxicology study proving end point causation.

    They're RR was 17% for LC
    SHS epa study 19%
    Red meat 300%
    water 25%
    milk 2.43 or 243% increased risk for LC

    We can see its a junk study on its face and for only one reason was it produced. CARBON TAXES!

    Remember Dr. Enstroms study was on PM 2.5 and he found after 25 years NO THREAT and was promptly fired and now in Federal Court.