I wonder if the risk of cancer is enough to convince people that cheap coal
generated power is really worth the "extra" costs? Would Utahns be
willing to pay a little more to allow for the switch over to natural gas?
Probably not Close down the filthy Intermountain Power plant near Delta,
One thing that might help, and it'd need to be led by our universities
doing research, is a way to filter air to collect the problem gases and
particulates and to scale the process up to levels that would reduce the
percentages in an area like Logan and Salt Lake. The residue gathered may even
be useful for other purposes.
Re: "The World Health Organization this month declared smoggy air a
certified cancer agent . . . ."Well, there you have it. A
thoroughly corrupt and confirmed collectivist UN agency makes its thoroughly
unsupported "declaration," and Utah Docs Against Jobs -- all three of
them -- come out in full force to bleat their disingenuous alarmism.WHO is the same agency, BTW, that has endorsed the collectivist UN theory that
Americans owe the developing world untold trillions, because we, not they, are
responsible for third-world pollution.Predictable.It's funny that they just gloss over the established fact that lung
cancer rates have been falling, rather precipitously, since the late '80s.
Which is also when people started to get the message about the connection
between smoking and lung cancer.Is it still a problem? Sure.
Primarily because smoking [including the dope-smoking that leftists seem to love
so much] is still a problem.If Utah Docs Against Jobs and DN really
wanted to do some good, they should concentrate efforts on the real and proven
cause of lung cancer -- smoking.
procuradorfiscal, I've got to ask, can you at least agree that
air pollution is unhealthy and represents a serious public health issue worthy
of public action?Do you ever see the work of scientists as anything
other than a dark conspiracy against your political beliefs?
procuradorfiscal,I don't understand why someone would be so
hostile about scientific research? Your sole argument against this research is
an arbitrary unrelated fact that lung cancer rates have been decreasing due to
the fact that smoking rates have been decreasing. Would you say that doctors,
the American lung association and their research are responsible for drop in
smoking and thus cancer we are already experiencing?IMHO the biggest
threat to our economy in Utah is our air quality. Salt Lake is on a path to
become the Pittsburgh, or Detroit of the Mountain West. If we continue with this
complete disregard for the air, companies will begin leaving here, and
ultimately our economy will suffer. We can make escuses like "we live in a
valley, so it's not our fault" or "we only have the worst air
quality in the country for a month out of the year". Or we can actually do
something about it
...but for some, since "Air Pollution" isn't specifically
called out in the Word of Wisdom as being bad for the body, it must be OK. Letter of the Lawvs.Spirit of the Law.
Wow --- 3 of the top 11 here in Utah, And yet -- so many of
the citizens don't want to do anything about it.How can
drinking Diet Coke be bad for you, when breathing polluted air
isn't?It's as bad as smoking, but because it's
not called out in D&C 89, it must be OK.Remember -- run and not
be weary, walk and not faint has EVERYTHING do with the air we breathing too!
To "Lightening Lad" then lets get the environmentalists off the back of
the company that wants to build the nuclear power plant in Utah. Zero emisions,
plus it has the capacity to generate power to a lot of homes regardles of the
amount of sun or wind.3 of the top 11 what? Utah doesn't even
show up on the lists of cities with year round pollution problems. The other
problem that theses studies don't consider is the difference between short
term exposure and long term exposure. The WHO analysis is based on a yearly
average. Think of it like a rock concert. If you go to a concert occasionally
your hearing will not be damaged. However constant exposure will damage your
hearing.Where are the studies that look at Utah's air and short
I seem to me that people would of learned to breath through their noes by now.
The nose filters the air moistens the air and adds things that the body needs
that it only gets from the nose to keep us healthy. Breathing through the mouth
not only do you look bad your breath smells bad and is bad for your lungs.