Southern Californians at risk of death from air pollution, EPA says

Show us a body, EPA.

California Watch reports:

Southern Californians are among those at highest risk of death due to air pollution, according to recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research published in the journal Risk Analysis.

The study, published last month, was conducted to “provide insight to the size and location of public health risks associated with recent levels of fine particles and ozone, allowing decision-makers to better target air quality policies,” the federal agency said in a statement responding to California Watch inquiries.

“While overall levels of fine particles and ozone have declined significantly in the past two decades, these two pollutants still pose a burden to public health,” the EPA statement said…

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2 thoughts on “Southern Californians at risk of death from air pollution, EPA says”

  1. The EPA is evidently trying to commandeer the functions of the CDC. This is part of bureaucratic empire-building within the Obama Administration.
    Just yesterday (2/12/12) the EPA announced in its Weekly Digest bulletin: “EPA Releases Final Health Assessment for Tetrachloroethylene (Perc).”
    Since ‘health assessments’ are not within the EPA mandate and ‘risk of death from air pollution’ is being trumpeted at the same time as “overall levels of fine particles and ozone have declined significantly in the past two decades” , I can only assume this is part of a bureaucratic power play.

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