Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hold your Heart: More on Particulate Pollution

As if Utah's pollution isn't enough to make you gasp, recent findings now indicate that fine particle pollution is a much bigger factor in deaths from heart disease and stroke than ever thought before.

The findings, which focused on women, found that, "women living in the most polluted cities had the highest heart disease and stroke risks, while women living in the cleanest cities had the lowest."

Air pollution kills, it's a conclusion that's reported over and over now with disturbing frequency. With the science mounting, it's time to start holding our government and polluters accountable more than we ever have before.

This is our air, after all, and our future. No one, not the Bush Administration, not the coal burning power plants in our backyards, has the right to take this away from us.


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