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Mar. 7th, 2002 | 12:24 am
mood: vindicated

Study ties lung cancer to air pollution, likens the risk to living with a smoker

"The risk is from what scientists call combustion-related fine particulate matter: soot emitted by cars and trucks, coal-fired power plants, and factories."

Okay so, each individual car isn't equivalent to a smoker, but a city based on either the automobile or coal power plants is equivalent to a living with a smoker.

Of course the article only refers to the power plants needing to clean up, which is a valuable thing, but we also need to be facing up to the environmental destruction wrought by the automobile.

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[you'll find a light, find a friend, find a way]

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from: artemii
date: Mar. 7th, 2002 06:26 am (UTC)
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but we also need to be facing up to the environmental destruction wrought by the automobile

i wish i believed americans as a whole would do that within the next 100 years. alas...

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 7th, 2002 12:36 pm (UTC)
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In an unusual burst of optimisim, it just occured to me that we've had a large shift in the attitudes toward smoking in a few decades.

And that even happend against large powerful corporations who controlled vast advertising budgets. (Much like the automobile industry.)

Of course the tobacco companies just started selling their products overseas. But it certainly was progress.

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