Still no bodies from Chinese air pollution spike

One U.S. ex-pat general practitioner claims he’s seeing more patients with respiratory problems, but no reports of deaths so far.

With PM2.5 readings hitting 886+ micrograms per cubic meter, the daily death toll should just about double, based on EPA risk estimates.

But from today’s Wall Street Journal, we have only this:

Dr. [Richard] Saint Cyr said he was seeing higher-than-normal numbers of patients complaining of respiratory problems. “Air pollution is an inflammatory toxin that tips people over the edge of existing health problems,” he said.

2 thoughts on “Still no bodies from Chinese air pollution spike”

  1. One trick they tried in Norway was to use the local short term as a regional long term every year, when its actually based on affected pr 100.000 over 70 years.
    So instead of 5 pr 100.000 over 70 years they made it 5 pr 100.000 every year! All based on some being above “health limits” a few weeks during winter.
    They had to take that report back again:-)

  2. “Richard Windsor” would argue that every single one of those people exposed to those high levels of of PM2.5 will die – within the next 150 years…

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