Air pollution tied to lung cancer in non-smokers
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The unpublicized "finding of violation" issued against the Asarco copper smelter in Hayden, Ariz., claims the company
has been continuously emitting illegal amounts of
lead, arsenic, and eight other dangerous compounds for 6 years.
The finding also suggests that the state of Arizona, which has primary responsibility for federal Clean Air Act enforcement in the state, has failed to take meaningful action.
"Our smelter is in compliance with its air permit," writes Tom Aldrich, an Asarco spokesman.
"Asarco works closely with its regulators and proactively seeks innovations as science evolves and environmental laws and rules are updated."
In a letter provided to NPR and CPI, the EPA says its monitors detected
lead at two to three times federal limits on some days during 2011.
"This is a question of whether a large facility that smelts copper has the controls necessary to deal with lead emissions."
The company faces millions of dollars in fines, which are typically reduced if the company agrees to comply. Legal action is also possible if Asarco does not take steps to limit its toxic emissions."
And people wonder why we're dropping like flies from not only lung cancer, but all types of cancers.
Gas fracking, smelters, heavy industry.
Oh, and don't forget, gentle readers, the gop wants to gut the EPA.
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In this study, Turner and her colleagues followed more than 180,000 non-smokers for 26 years. Throughout the study period, 1,100 people died from lung cancer....
And the study team didn't prove that the pollution caused the cancer cases, but "there's lots of evidence that exposure to fine particles increases cardiopulmonary mortality...
That's an indecisive conclusion on the relation between pollution and cancer. In fact, the effect is only indicated as risk of cancer.
It may merely help emphasize the importance of measures to reduce pollution, nevertheless.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:36 PM
and indoor air pollution from common cleaning chemicals
may make the air in your home many times more toxic than the air right out your door
as long as multinational corporations can skirt environmental regulations by outsourcing the dirtier aspects of production the world will suffer from their unrepentant greed-------a love of money trumps a love of our mother earth-----and we all have a hand in their ill conceived actions---------------try and do the right thing, and the rare earth elements used in everything from wind turbines to computers to photo voltaic systems, are made in some of the worst polluting factories
whistling past the graveyard anyone?
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