The People Vs. Big Oil – a recent ballot initiative in Maine; income inequality = revolution.
Pollution is bad for the environment, bad for the soil, bad for animals, and bad for people. And although we have been able to reduce the amount of pollution of the years, the issue is still negatively affecting the mass population at large. Now, researchers with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have released a study indicating that as many as 200,000 premature deaths in the U.S. are attributable to pollution.
Published in Atmospheric Environment, the study looked at pollution from 6 different emission sectors: road transportation, marine transportation, electric power generation, rail transportation, industry, and commercial and residential sources (heating and cooling, etc.).
They found that among the 200,000 early deaths attributed to pollution, exhaust from motor vehicles was responsible for the most—an estimated 53,000 annually. In a close second was electricity generation emissions, with 52,000 early deaths each year.
Today as always Gary shares the latest in health and nutrition, as well as commentaries addressing breaking news on Fukushima, a new MIT study on American deaths from pollution, and a study on radiation making breast cancer worse.