Skip to comments.Around 200,000 Americans Die Every Year From Air Pollution That Meets EPA Standard
Posted on 04/30/2020 5:08:45 PM PDT by daniel1212
Air pollution kills around 200,000 Americans each year even when pollution levels remain below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's current guidelines, a report published in JAMA Network Open has found.
A team of scientists identified nine causes of death associated with exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), including three not previously recognizedchronic kidney disease, hypertension and dementia.
Cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, type 2 diabetes, lung cancer, and pneumonia also contributed to the count.
PM2.5 are pollution particles (or droplets) equal or smaller to 2.5 micronsa size so minuscule it is roughly 30 times smaller than a strand of human hair, according to the New York State Department of Health. Exposure to PM2.5 has been linked to several health conditions, including psychiatric disorders, mental health disorders (including depression), dementia, emphysema and lung disease. There is also evidence that it is making us less intelligent.
In this study, researchers found lower income communities and black Americans were the worst affected by high levels of PM2.5, while counties in "swaths" of the Midwest, Appalachia and states like Ohio, Louisiana and Missouri had some of the highest rates of deaths linked to air pollution.
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Yet for real distancing this should do it:
Quick, shut the economy down!
To the fallout shelters! There are still isotopes floating around from Yucca Flats, Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Three-mile island! It might make your Type 2 Diabetes minutely worse.
EPA has “standards”? Who knew?
Quick, lower the flag to half mast at EPA HQ.
Did you know that 100% of new-born infants will one day die?! It’s the pollution.
How exactly does “air pollution” kill ? I mean how did they determine air pollution to be the cause of their death ? It’s like saying ‘killed by Climate Change’.
Lower torso, who knew? I thought it was called abdomen.
Total effin BS.
While that number is crap to begin with, the enviro kooks (socialists really) refuse to acknowledge how many deaths there would be if we eliminated all progress that causes this “pollution” they blame. The progress they bemoan has lengthened the life spans of many millions of people.
Around 200,000 Americans Die Every Year From Air.
This is complete BS and they have been repeating this BS since Clinton was President. Europe has 50% diesel cars. Diesel cars put out 20X-50X the PM2.5 of a gasoline car. It’s been that way for 40 years.
Where are the dead bodies in the streets of Europe Pre February 2020?
Another false attribution problem — just as with the virus. Even though the air has less pollution than ever.
Perhaps as with Covid-19, if they exhibit symptoms of such and came in contact with a documented case... Which could include smokers, which is said to result in "480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day." (https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/index.htm),
Actually about 7,196 Americans die every day in the US from a wide range of causes, both natural and unnatural. (https://www.weisspaarz.com/leading-causes-death-by-state/)
Thus as my tag says,...
According to the logic subscribed to by many on this forum aka Chicken Freepers:
1. Listen to The Experts
2. We cant wait for good data...do something now
3. We just don’t know how bad it is so save us, please
4. Look at that case fatality rate
5. I’m afwaid
6. I am getting a check from the government so SHUT IT DOWN NOW
7. We must save lives especially our own
8. If our Constitution is shredded thats ok because well 7.
Actually a maker of space suits should have a booming business. Need to bring the cost down though.
But it’s not a media crisis; it’s only a crisis when they say it is and when a Republican is in the WH esp. Trump.
How many of these particulate deaths have really died of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis that they are including in this “study”?
And amazingly enough NOBODY died of air pollution during the Corona Virus.
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