Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NIH: Smog hurts overweight people more

An interesting report today from the National Institutes of Health. It found that overweight people suffer more from smog.


It comes as EPA Administrator Steve Johnson prepares to make a critical decision about national smog standards. (EPA is under a court order to issue final standards by March, but Johnson is expected to make an internal decision well before then, to give his staff time to write up an explanation.)

Business groups, led by the National Association of Manufacturers, are aggressively lobbying against tighter new standards.

This study is further evidence that current smog standards are too weak to protect peoples' health.

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