EPA chief Lisa Jackson debunks this one for us.
The state of Alaska reports that airborne particulate matter is associated with increased hospital visits for what looks to be strokes and respiratory infections in the elderly.
Aside from the sketchiness of Alaska’s statistical analysis, it is, of course, unclear as to how particulate matter would cause stroke or infections.
Fortunately, we have EPA chief Lisa Jackson riding to the rescue.
JunkScience.com readers will remember that Lisa Jackson testified to Congress on Sep. 22 that,
Particulate matter causes premature death. It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should.
Our Green Goddess has spoken and so the Alaska report must be wrong.