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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

EPA: Even Cleaning Your Closet Could Result In Unacceptable Particulate Pollution


Hold off on cleaning out that closet. Government goons might bust you for spreading particulate pollution!
...the EPA in 2009 decided that no risk is too low, improbable or uncertain that it is not worth responding to with regulation. With a straight face, the EPA’s leadership now maintains that there is no safe level of ambient fine particulate matter — however near to zero — at which risk of “early” death ceases. Statisticians call this analytic approach a “no threshold linear regression to zero.”...Indoor levels of fine particulates are far higher than outside levels. Cleaning a closet, cooking, cruising through a mall — any takers that these activities carry risk of premature death?
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