In a really upbeat article full of belly laughs and sunlight-limned pastoral scenes of puppies chasing butterflies (but never quite catching them), Reuters is reporting that we’re all going to die horrible deaths — but only if we breathe the air.
Los Angeles study finds higher pollution death risk covers an upcoming issue of Epidemiology (I only read it for the articles, I swear), that says, ‘The risk of dying from air pollution in parts of traffic-clogged Los Angeles appears sharply higher than previously believed, [when] comparing the risks of living in affluent, beachfront neighborhoods to the hazy and fast-growing inland area.’
‘It’s what we can’t see that is most dangerous to us,’ one professor says. Which will be a really comforting thought as I ride my bike to work today. ;)