Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fail: Obama Claims Coal Air Pollution Causes Asthma for Kids

We have the mainstream media to thank for this clown being elected.
(CNSNews.com) — President Barack Obama claimed that coal could create “the kinds of air pollution” that is “creating asthma for kids,” in speaking at a town hall event in Annandale, Va., on Tuesday. However, the National Institutes of Health says that “the exact cause of asthma isn’t known” and that “asthma is different for each person.”

“The challenge with coal is that although it’s very cheap, it’s also dirty. And it can create the kinds of air pollution that not only is contributing to climate change but is also creating asthma for kids nearby,” Obama said in answer to a question about balancing deficit reduction with government spending on clean energy.
Here is what NIH's National Heart Lung Blood Institute says causes asthma.  
  • An inherited tendency to develop allergies, called atopy (AT-o-pe)
  • Parents who have asthma
  • Certain respiratory infections during childhood
  • Contact with some airborne allergens or exposure to some viral infections in infancy or in early childhood when the immune system is developing
Perhaps President Obama should check with his own National Institute of health before making a fool of himself. No wonder he believes the science of anthropogenic global warming is settled.

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