05 Sep '11, 3pm

A Labor Day Debacle for Clean Air and Health

Let’s keep health front and center in looking at deeply distrurbing news from 2011’s Labor Day weekend: the White House retreated Friday on an opportunity to save lives and improve Americans' health. The President refused to set lower, more health-protective ozone air quality standards . The decision ignores the unanimous recommendation of the scientific advisors who were asked to look at the evidence and agreed: a lower standard is needed to protect Americans’ health. Friday’s retreat is a tragedy of public health victories “that-might-have-been,” now abandoned: 4,300 lives every year could have been saved – and now, will not be. 2,200 heart attacks every year could have been avoided – and now, won’t be. 770,000 days when people miss work or school could have been avoided - but not now. 23,000 asthma attacks annually could've been prevented because of cleaner air. Are you...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kknowlton/a_labor_day_d...

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