More pointless worrying from NOAA: July 4th fireworks cause a spike in particulate matter for a day

It would be laughable if it wasn’t serious…..

Watts Up With That?

From the Department of Obvious Science and the “don’t you have anything better to do with our tax dollars” department comes this pointless study. Gotta love the zinger at the end about the EPA not regulating fireworks emissions (yet). I’d like to see them try, because that might just be the bridge too far for that unaccountable federal agency.

Nationwide study measures short-term spike in July 4 particulate matter

Particulate matter linked to short and long-term health effects

fireworksFrom NOAA Headquarters:

From our nation’s founding, the Fourth of July has been synonymous with fireworks.

While many grew up learning that fireworks can be dangerous to the eyes and hands if not handled properly, fireworks also produce air pollutants, including particulate matter, that are linked to short-term or long-term health effects.

NOAA scientist Dian Seidel and Abigail Birnbaum, a student intern at NOAA, have authored a new study appearing in the…

View original post 517 more words

Advertisements

About Mareeba Property Management

Real Estate Scribe, IT manager, Lighting Supremo, Farmer and general gofer.....
This entry was posted in Real Estate Australia. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s