Since July 2011, JunkScience.com has championed the view that PM2.5 in outdoor kills no one. Now that view has been adopted in the new EPA proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
Here’s the footnote that acknowledges the assumption that PM2.5 kills no one.
Since virtually the entire US complies with the existing PM2.5 standard, the latter assumption is essentially that PM2.5 kills no one.
While I have shown that PM2.5 kills no one under any real-world conditions, the EPA proposal only goes as far as needed. That is, since the PM2.5 standard of 12 micrograms/m3 is not changing and no one is dying with that standard, there is no point in reducing it or making broader assertions.
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Read “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA” for the full PM2.5 story.