Thursday, June 25, 2009
Toxic Air in 600 U.S. Neighborhoods According to the EPA
Wow, can you believe that the air quality is toxic in 600 U.S. neighborhoods? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), millions of people are breathing pollutants that may increase their risk of developing cancer. Here's a snippet from Time: "The levels of 80 cancer-causing substances released by automobiles, factories, and other sources in these areas exceed a 100 in 1 million cancer risk. That means that if 1 million people breathed air with similar concentrations over their lifetime, about 100 additional people would be expected to develop cancer because of their exposure to the pollution..."
Wish to read the Time article? Click here.