12494Re: [carfree_cities] Air Pollution now major cause death of death
- Jan 17, 2013Thanks, Rick.
Remember that cardiologist Dr. Reeves had a simple prescription to dramatically reduce deaths from heart disease: stop burning fossil fuels:
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>New studies show that air pollution is getting worse, it's killing people, and that cars and trucks are the biggest culprits:
>> Air pollution in Beijing has been described as "apocalyptic" this week with people choking their way through murky streets, short of breath and their eyes stinging from toxic air. But Beijing is just one of hundreds of cities, largely in Asia, where poisonous air is now the fastest growing cause of death in urban populations.
>> However, the Lancet study found that it was specifically the type of air pollution caused by car and truck exhaust that was doing the most health damage
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