11 May '11, 2am

Doctors Rebuke Rep. Barton Over His Claim That Coal Isn't That Bad For Your Health (Video)

"Rep. Barton and other members of Congress cannot continue to ignore the evidence that air pollution directly affects public health and has had devastating consequences for thousands of Americans," said Albert A. Rizzo, MD, the Chair-elect of the American Lung Association. "Public health and medical professionals are concerned that failure to uphold EPA standards - the only safeguards Americans have against toxic pollutants - will cause patients to suffer greater exposure to mercury, particulate matter, and other pollutants. Specifically, the letter addresses Rep. Barton's statement that mercury and particulate pollution do not pose health threats to the public. Rep. Barton prefaced his remarks by stating that "he is not a doctor," but then went on to suggest that EPA pulled the numbers "out of thin air." Included with the letter is a bibliography of published, peer-review...

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