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The Health Effects of Air Pollution: Separating Science and Propaganda

posted on in Energy & Environment, Spending & Taxes

Air pollutants of all kinds in North Carolina and the United States are at their lowest levels since measurements began back in the 1970s. The weight of the evidence suggests that these low levels of air pollution are at worst a minor health concern.

Joel Schwartz is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an adjunct scholar at the John Locke Foundation. He was formerly the executive officer of a California government agency charged with evaluating the state’s vehicle emissions inspection program. ...

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