5 thoughts on “Smoke-choked Seattle NOT experiencing more asthma cases”

  1. I live in the Seattle area. Yeah, the air stinks and looks awful–but otherwise this media campaign to scare even the HEALTHY among us has fallen flat.

    Funny how the Seattle Times seems to attribute the far lower than anticipated asthma patient admissions to a human ability to cope with unhealthy air.

    So either we get sick, or we just cope? The media folks really ARE science duds, aren’t they?

  2. Ever since malaria was shown to be caused by mosquito bites and not ‘bad air’, people have been trying to find *something* that they could blame on it.

  3. We have looked at forest fire air over LA. Satellite pictures. We see PM2.5 increase. We see no effect on acute mortality.

  4. Guys, asthma and other respiratory ailments are well-known. Go to the AMA, the American Medical Association to learn more. I would imagine that symptoms develop on the intensity, duration and age and general health of the person.

    Don’t dismiss the concerns of air pollution. I don’t know of many people who died of lung cancer from smoking cigarets for a week, but I know my father died from 50 years of smoking and it wasn’t pretty.

    If someone has verifiable, objective proof that pollution is not harmful, I’d like to see it.

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