Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Studies: Air Pollution Bad, Clean Air Good

Two studies printed in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month confirm yet again what many of us already know: Clean air is great!

The first study reports that exposure to traffic, and in particular diesel exhaust, can trigger asthma attacks. Not only that, but the longer the exposure, the more serious are the asthma symptoms.

The second study reports that decreased levels of PM-10 (that's particulate matter less than 10 microns in size) will improve your lung function.

Don't get us wrong though, these studies are by no means redundant. They add immensely to the growing body of knowledge about air pollution and how it affects our lives. With this knowledge, we can do something about unhealthy air pollution.

We can clear the air and know we will make a difference!


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