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Re: E-M:/ more power plant pollution



------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enviro-Mich message from Kirk Riley ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This news comes on the heels of a recent report by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, California Air Resources Board and University of Southern California on the effects of chronic air pollution on children's lungs.  The study focused on California communities.  (Alex posted preliminary findings of the study back in July--the final report was published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine.)
New Research Shows Air Pollution Can Reduce Children’s Lung Function
Date: 2004-09-09
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/09/040909074657.htm
Children who live in polluted communities are five times more likely to have clinically low lung function — less than 80 percent of the lung function expected for their age. New data from the Children's Health Study suggests that pollutants from vehicle emissions and fossil fuels hinder lung development and limit breathing capacity for a lifetime.

The study was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health, the California Air Resources Board and the Hastings Foundation. The results of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, are published in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  "This is the longest study ever conducted on air pollution and children's health," said Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of NIEHS. "It shows that current levels of air pollution have adverse effects on lung development in children between the ages of 10 and 18."

See also http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/health/20040909-9999-1n9pollute.html
Pollution harms children's lungs, says USC study

At 05:04 PM 9/15/2004 -0400, Dave Dempsey wrote:
Mercury is not the only toxin emitted by coal-fired power plants. In fact, according to a new report funded by national environmental groups, Michigan plants release more chromium, dioxin, acid gases and other hazardous air pollutants than all but 10 other states. Read more:

http://www.mlive.com/news/statewide/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1095199801297000.xml
 
 
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