Asthma is a serious problem. However it is very over diagnosed. Plus doctors never seem to look at environmental causes. At least in my experience.
This is just as stupid as the Euros banning the tiny amount of lead in solder, which leads to circuit boards inferior in many ways we know and probably many more that we don’t, while not banning automotive batteries that hold thousands of times as much lead. This is what happens when you let idiots run the place and feel obliged to actually do what they say.
Banning CFC’s in inhalers? Are you kidding me? Total BS!
Petition to save CFC inhalers (New ozone-friendly asthma medications don't work): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2023839/posts
This has to be typical liberal thinking. We will save the planet even if a few asthmatics have to die? I mean how much CFC’s can there be in one of those little inhalers?
My wife suffers from Asthma and it took several differnt kinds to find one that would work for her and the cost went up considerably from the albuterol that worked just fine.
Also, price / compliance ratios don't really mean much on a rescue inhaler. If you need it, you use it or not breathe - price isn't part of the "should I puff now" decision loop. Other than perhaps not having an inhaler when its need is critical.
Also, the force of the new propellant is way less than the current CFC propellant. A fairly significant data point when the mission is to get the drug as far as possible down the constricted airway. But hey, we're saving the planet, right? Killing off a few asthmatics is a nice way to eliminate their carbon AND CFC footprint.
May all the greenies rot in hell.
All the CFCs ever produced by man are not equal to the chlorine and fluorine output of a single volcano. Just like global warming, this is another liberal “belief” item to give people something to occupy their activities with in the quest for global socialism. All it has done is drive up the cost of the things we need for no good reason.
The CFC ban may have cost the lives of the Shuttle astronauts. Initially the foam insulation on the main shuttle fuel tank was made using CFCs. When a new process using CO2 was initiated, the foam had a greater propensity to separate from the tank.