Coal, Smoke, and Death

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Coal, Smoke, and Death

Postby Wilberforce » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:13 pm

Coal, Smoke, and Death: Bituminous Coal and American Home Heating, 1920-1959
Alan Barreca, Tulane University? Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University
and NBER Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University
December 2012 ... ?pdfid=291

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• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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