‘Asthmatic’ Malia Obama caught smoking pot

President Obama used Malia’s “asthma” to justify his global warming rules.

RadarOnline.com reports that Malia Obama has been caught on camera smoking pot at a concert.

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JunkScience.com readers will recall Obama’s claim that Malia was asthmatic and that his global warming rules would prevent child asthma. All this was debunked below.

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Ozone Triggers Lying Not Asthma
By Steve Milloy
Breitbart.com, June 24, 2015

As part of a public relations campaign launched in April to support EPA’s global warming rules, President Obama told the nation a whopper. He said on ABC’s Good Morning America that his push to address global warming was influenced by an asthma attack his daughter Malia experienced when she was four years old.

Skeptical, I investigated to see if there was anything to the story and, indeed, I found that Malia’s asthma attack was not the first time the Obamas exploited her experience to advance their political agenda.

In a 2012 interview given to promote an article she authored for a radical environmental group, Michelle Obama revealed that Malia’s asthma attack occurred at a circus. Then in a 2013 interview to promote a bill concerning asthma grants to states, President Obama revealed, “Malia actually has a peanut allergy.”

As peanuts are known to abound at circuses, it’s virtually certain that Malia’s asthma attack had everything to do with peanuts and nothing to do with global warming or outdoor air quality.

Yet to the unsuspecting or to the unscrupulous, President Obama’s asthma fairy tale dovetails nicely with claims that are key to EPA’s proposed regulations concerning global warming and ground-level ozone.

EPA claims its proposed global warming rules will prevent 150,000 asthma attacks in children every year by reducing power plant emissions that contribute to ozone levels. In a separate proposal to tighten standards for ozone in outdoor air, the EPA claims its rules will prevent up to 960,000 asthma attacks in children annually.

Like the President’s bid to blame Malia’s asthma attack on power plant emissions, the EPA’s claim that ozone triggers asthma in kids runs afoul of reality, and EPA knows it.

First, EPA discloses deep in documents that few people have ever read that its asthma estimates rely largely on a single study titled “Acute respiratory health effects of air pollution on children with asthma in US inner cities,” published in 2008 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Contrary to EPA’s claims, however, the study fails to correlate outdoor ozone levels with asthma symptoms in the inner-city asthmatic kids. Whether the EPA-funded researchers looked at ozone alone or in combination with other substances in the air, it could find no statistically significant correlation between ozone and asthma symptoms or breathing reductions in children pre-disposed to breathing problems. The researchers clearly admit these negative findings in the study.

These results are not really surprising given that, as in the case of Malia, asthma can have many different non-outdoor air-related triggers. These triggers may include plant pollen, pet dander, dust, dust mite feces, cockroach feces, insect bites, mold, eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish, respiratory infections, cold air, exercise, certain medications, certain food preservatives.

The most damning evidence against EPA’s ozone-asthma claims, however, are the results of EPA’s own clinical experiments on human beings.

Since the 1990s, EPA has exposed thousands of human volunteers to very high levels of ozone under varying conditions. The human guinea pigs are placed in an air-tight chamber into which EPA researchers pump processed air containing ozone levels that can be five times higher than EPA allows in outdoor air.

These experiments can last as long as six hours, during which time the human guinea pigs may be made to exercise for 50 minutes of each hour. People experimented on have included teenagers, young adults, the elderly, asthmatics, people with metabolic syndrome and combinations of the afore-mentioned.

The reason EPA conducts these experiments is because, as it has admitted in litigation over them, “these studies help determine whether the mathematical associations between ambient (outdoor) levels of air pollutants and health effects seen in large-scale epidemiological studies are biologically plausible or not.”

So what have been the results? In a 2010 document obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, EPA told a University of North Carolina review board (where much of this research has occurred) that, “more than 6,000 volunteers have been studied without a single serious adverse event being observed.” And no asthma attacks or adverse events have been reported in EPA-conducted human experiments since 2010, either.

So neither EPA’s self-proclaimed key epidemiologic study nor its human experiments back up the ozone-asthma link. To claim otherwise is simply lying. Sadly, President Obama and his EPA are surfing these lies to victory on two regulations that will be the most expensive and biggest job-killing EPA rules ever.

Steve Milloy publishes JunkScience.com (Twitter @JunkScience).

13 thoughts on “‘Asthmatic’ Malia Obama caught smoking pot”

  1. No surprise that the odumbo administration would blatantly lie about the issue. Malia is hacking away because she’s been part of odumbo’s new “chom gang” that he started in Hawaii as a youth.

  2. Well, we all know smoking has no effect on asthma. Basically you cross out everything that can’t cause asthma, and all you are left with is, global warming.

    I suffered from global warming as a kid in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Thank goodness in the 21th century global warming must have come to an end for me.

  3. We ozonate some of our drinking water because our cells can make use of the extra oxygen.

    All those folk in high ozone atmospheres while exercising is probably making them healthier!

  4. everyone knows the Secret Service is all over the President’s family. While I totally disagree with the Obama agenda and the whole man-made global warming agenda, and the EPA regulations….I have a really hard time accepting this picture as “REAL”. there had to be SS agents within touching distance of this event….really, she is smoking right in front of them. very suspicious photo.

  5. That’s why the EPA banned the only otc medication that stopped anaphylaxis during an asthma attack: Primatene.
    They had to protect the environment from the propellant that destroys ozone.

    Try as I might, I have not been able to scrounge up a chart of asthma death statistics, but I’d bet a dollar the banning of Primatend led to a noticeable number of deaths.

  6. to the lady saying she grew up in the 60’s and 70’s to Global WARMING. Wrong answer, I have to correct her. Sorry. but it was GLOBAL FREEZING. we were going to get a new ice age in the next 10 years. Hair spray was killing the OZONE layer. I even saw pics of the hole in Time or was it national Geographic?
    BTW, CO2 is a component of plants converting CO2 to OXYGEN. we need more plants to convert more CO2.

  7. An Old Guy (from another one). Yes, any photo can be shopped.

    But your objection is invalid. The Secret Service does not have the mandate to stop such actions by their protectee. They are only there to protect them from those who would harm them.

    Malia could be smoking crack – or shooting up with heroin – and they would do nothing. Maybe report it up the line, but that is about all…

  8. Oh, by the way – first time I’ve been over here since the makeover.

    VERY nice job, Steve.

  9. They didn’t actually ban Primatine. It has been moved to the back counter because the epinephrine can be used to make meth. Same reason the chemicay similar pseudo epinephrine was moved to the back counter.

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