Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Sunday, May 28, 2006

ECAN says 50ug/m2 OK?

The Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts study showed that each increase of 10 µg/m2 of PM10 over 2 years increased the risk of death by 32% for patients with diabetes, by 28% for patients with COPD, by 27% for patients with congestive heart failure, and by 22% for people with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

see  http://mildgreens.blogspot.com/2006/05/air-pollution-increases-mortality-risk.html

(which, arguably vindicates the proponent of mitigation of PM10 from mobile source exposure, while *ECAN still proffers the 'in Auckland it is motor vehicles, while in Christchurch it is the open fires!')

It was pointed out (again) that the risk from PM's are accumulative, there is no artificial horizon line under which the risk goes away or even diminishes... it is a linear relationship, with zero zero origin. The 'open fires' argument is dangerously flawed because it ignores location and occupation based risk, population density and at risk groups. (Ottawa Charter/Healthy Christchurch??).
 
*Sir Kerry Burke, Electricity Consumers meeting, Shirley Primary School, CHCH, Saturday 27 May)

Blair Anderson
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