These are good refs:
EPA website; daily air pollution metrics, images/calendar format
'Ozone' is an indicator of industrial air pollution.
Ozone maps and particulate maps
well-maintained by EPA at:
SCORECARD; pollution ratings per area
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
Also, just google keywords.
On Sat, 2 May 2009 16:09:31 -0400, Luis Gutierrez
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>This thread really caught my undivided attention. Examples:
> > Jim West:
> > "Swine flu" symptoms, fever, nausea, headache, disentery, etc., are
> > similar, appropriate for concern about these air pollution scenarios."
>My reaction: Reminded me of the odors in the NJ turnpike close to NYC
> > Michael Balter:
> > "I think we can all appreciate the scientific rigor of Jim's study,
> > which meets the same high standards as his earlier study
>demonstrating > that polio is caused by pesticides and not a virus."
>My reaction: Rachel Carson must be dancing of joy!
>As you all know, President Obama recently made it official, that human
>health is affected by environmental pollution.
>QUESTION: Is there any good compilation of adverse health effects of
>pollution, preferably online?
>Please let me know, thanks.
>SCIENCE-FOR-THE-PEOPLE automatic digest system wrote:
>Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 12:04:22 -0400
>From: Jim West <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: "Swine flu" : Severe Pollution Context
>I would like comments on my environmental study of "Swine flu", presented=
>NYC (my home town) is the US epicenter. I'm considering the recent time
>period of 4/22 - 4/29/2009
>Two main epicenters listed for NYC are reviewed below.
>Google map keywords:=20=20
>"St. Francis Preparatory School" Queens
>Note (satellite view) strictly adjacent are three expressways and traffic=
>loops and NW is the La Guardia main take-off lane directly in line.
>Google map keywords:=20=20
>"Rye School" Westchester
>Note (satellite view) strictly adjacent are two expressways and loops.
>Weather conditions for Queens
>In the week of the emerging "Swine Flu" epidemic, note that on April 22nd=
>wind moved to zero mph, stayed slow and then again to zero mph on 24th, t=
>day when many students "suddently lined up at the nurse's station with
>nausea", etc. Usuallly, wind averages are closer to 10mph. Air pollutio=
>could not disperse away from school, and would concentrations would incre=
>from vehicular exhaust.
>Temperature is very high, and high temperature defeats exhaust convection=
>leading to higher ground-level pollution.
>Wind direction is from the three adjacent expressways.
>Other epicenters mentioned in the media are "Mexico City", "New Jersey",
>"Austin Texas", which if looked into (weather and location) may find simi=
>"Swine flu" symptoms, fever, nausea, headache, disentery, etc., are simil=
>appropriate for concern about these air pollution scenarios.
>Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 09:09:43 -0700
>From: Michael Balter <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: "Swine flu" : Severe Pollution Context
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>I think we can all appreciate the scientific rigor of Jim's study, which
>meets the same high standards as his earlier study demonstrating that polio
>is caused by pesticides and not a virus.