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Doctors' Orders—America Needs Clean Air

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11 February 2011, 4:45 PM
1,882 health pros demand clean air from Obama, House, Senate

This week, nearly 2,000 health and medical professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia told our elected representatives at the White House and in Congress to stand up for clean air. These professionals are intimately familiar with the impacts of air pollution on people—asthma, heart disease, stroke, cancer—especially such vulnerable groups as children and the elderly.

In a letter delivered Wednesday, these doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and asthma experts appealed:

Throughout its four-decade history protecting the public from air pollution, the Clean Air Act has enjoyed strong bi-partisan support. The original Clean Air Act and its subsequent amendments received overwhelming votes in Congress. This landmark public health law directed the Environmental Protection Agency to protect the health and the environment from air pollution. The result is saved lives and improved quality of life for millions of Americans… Support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and resist any efforts to weaken, delay or block progress toward a healthier future for all Americans.

Other alternatives for an industry without polluting the air and soil costs lot of money, money that represent the profit of these companies. How the greed of the human being is infinite, no one wants to give from their pockets, which represent their bank accounts full of millions of dollars, to invest in other ways of making energy. Beside humans that suffer from pollution with mercury, we must not forget forests, medicinal plants, Kratom , that suffer directly from the pollution. All the people from America have to listen and understand what EPA has to say for a green revolution to start and to end the pollution of our planet.

Children and old people have to suffer more from the pollution of air.

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