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Tough air pollution regs linked to dramatic declines in cancer risk

By tvgnus follow tvgnus   2015 Sep 22, 5:01am 943 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share

Particle pollution from diesel-fueled engines declined nearly 70 percent •  Took place against a backdrop of more than two decades of steady growth in California Cancer risk from exposure to Californias most significant air toxics declined 76 percent over a 23-year period as a direct result of regulations targeting unhealthful emissions from these air pollutants, according to a study by the California Air Resources Board, which formulates and enforces the regulations.


1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2015 Sep 22, 2:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There's not a day that doesn't go by someone isn't getting or dying from Cancer.
Today it's Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has cancer

2   Shaman   ignore (2)   2015 Sep 22, 4:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I work at the port. I've had issues with chronic bronchitis ever since starting here. There's always been a lot of unidentified dust blowing around here. But four years ago my terminal got one of those street sweeper machines to sweep the tterminal on a regular basis. Also the diesel yard trucks have wen replaced with gasoline powered ones. And the aging outside trucker fleet has been forced to upgrade to newer, cleaner models. My lungs have been much, much better. Now, when I get a cold, I don't have to endure the inevitable jump straight to bronchitis and possibly pneumonia. Gone are the days of steroids and stabbing pains in my chest.

Clean air is worth it.

Life is worth it.

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