Health Issues

New York Daily News: Perspective on air pollution

“Wake up to the most dangerous air pollution: Fine particulate matter kills thousands in N.Y.C., L.A.”
Co-authored by STEP’s Wig Zamore
“Fine particulate matter is especially insidious because it is virtually invisible, odorless and tasteless. All of us are exposed, but few are aware of it. Despite the substantial impact on our health, it is not well-known to the public compared with many environmental exposures that pose far smaller health risks, such as electromagnetic fields from cell phones or the hazardous chemicals at waste sites. In terms of health risks and number of people affected, particulate matter should rank in importance with other public health concerns such as smoking and secondhand smoke exposure and obesity trends.”

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