14 Apr '11, 2am

Should kids be exposed to more or less toxic pollution?

Should kids be exposed to more or less toxic pollution?

For some representatives, the health of schoolkids just doesn't seem to be the priority. Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council . Some questions should be easy to answer. But, with Congress, some things are never easy. Fresh off the House vote to let polluters dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air, a House subcommittee under the jurisdiction of chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) will start to consider letting polluters dump unsafe amounts of toxic pollution into the air. You see, for years a lot of polluters have avoided having to reduce their emissions of toxic pollution -- this is the hard-core stuff that causes cancers, birth defects, developmental disorders, etc. Power plants , cement kilns [PDF], and other industrial plants [PDF] have either never had to meet clean air safeguards for toxic pollution, or have not had to meet effective ones. B...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/pollution/2011-04-13-should-kids-be-...

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