Research shows that air pollution can be dangerous to your health and cause lung, heart, and other health problems. With political debates determining whether or not to cut funding on plans that would reduce emissions nationwide, it’s important to hear what scientific researchers have to say.
George Thurston, PhD, director of the Program in Exposure Assessment and Human Health Effects in the Department of Environmental Medicine, spoke with The Washington Post about the dangerous impact air pollution and emissions can have on our health. “There are lots of studies, including my own, that show that lower pollution levels reduce adverse health effects, even when it’s below the standard,” Dr. Thurston says. “There's a scientific consensus that we've been unable to find any threshold [of emissions].”
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