08 Jun '11, 4pm

If Kids Could Vote, Clean Air Would Rule the Day

Exposure to fine particulate matter or soot has been linked to birth defects, low birth weights, and premature births, in addition to a range of severe health impact to the general population. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) can have a toxic effect on the airways, leading to inflammation, asthmatic reactions, and worsening of allergies and asthma symptoms. Ozone smog contributes to decreased lung function, increased respiratory symptoms, asthma, emergency room visits, and hospital admissions. Mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin for which coal-fired power plants, boilers, and cement plants contribute to half of all emissions in the United States, is associated with neurological, developmental, and behavioral problems, such as lower IQ, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and impaired memory and motor skills. Hundreds of thousands of newborns each year may be over exposed to ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dbailey/if_kids_could_v...

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