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Apr. 3rd, 2002 | 12:03 am

From the bbc Air pollution cancer fears grow

The study found that the risks of living in such heavily polluted areas did not approach those caused by a person smoking cigarettes.

However, it was comparable, said the researchers, with that faced by non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke over an extended period.

There was also Gas cooking threat to lungs.

Or perhaps it's just that air is bad for you.

Pollen linked to heart and lung deaths

Need I mention that the BBC news' web site is nicely laid out?

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Robin

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from: solri
date: Apr. 3rd, 2002 03:01 am (UTC)
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So I'll stick to smoking. At least that way I get some pleasure fomr being poisoned.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 3rd, 2002 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Actually according to an article on Ancestors 'used drugs to survive' There was a popularly chewed plant, the pituri that contains 5% nicotine instead of the 1.5% from tobacco.

So you can have an enjoyable experiance and still miss out on the unhealthy side effects.

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

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from: artemii
date: Apr. 3rd, 2002 04:22 am (UTC)
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that gas cookiing story officially freaks me out.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 3rd, 2002 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Mostly I'd read it as we need to move away from pilot lights. (Which we should do anyway for efficiency reasons).

I'm guessing that having multiple pilot lights burning day in and day out is a big source of indoor air pollution.

Other than that, discovering that combustion produces the unhealthy PM2.5 and PM10 air pollutants was one of the reasons I was thinking about switching to magnetic induction cooking. It has the speed of gas and wastes less heat, the biggest downside is it requires steel or iron cookware.

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