Researchers can’t see the air quality reality for the government funding.
This German study claims to link inhalation of ambient airborne fine particulate matter (i.e., PM2.5) with increased risk of stroke.
The researchers report twice as many cases of stroke among people exposed to an average of 21.91 micrograms/m3 PM2.5 in the air vs. those exposed to an average of 14.9 micrograms/m3. For reference purposes, adults inhale about a cubic meter of air per hour.
Out of the total study population of 4,433 there were 71 incidences of stroke.
But consider that there were 1,040 current smokers in the population, smoking an average of 17 cigarettes per day.
As each cigarette provides its smoker with 10,000 to 40,000 micrograms of PM2.5, those smokers inhaled as much as 680,000 micrograms of PM2.5 per day vs. the comparatively paltry 400 microgram/day of PM2.5 inhaled from the ambient air.
Clearly, if inhaling PM2.5 caused stroke, every smoker would have stroked out long ago.
If you have ever smoked a single cigarette and survived, you have debunked hundreds of millions of dollars of government-funded air pollution “research.”