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Obama Claims Air Pollution from Coal ‘Creating Asthma for Kids Nearby’
CNSNews ^ | April 19, 2011 | Matt Cover

Posted on 04/19/2011 2:45:07 PM PDT by jazusamo

(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.

“You got asthma? Okay. And so sucking that stuff in is not ideal,” said Obama. “So what we’ve said is, let’s invest in clean coal technology that potentially can capture some of these particulates and some of the carbon dioxide that’s going into the atmosphere.”

Asthma, however, is not caused by coal, or the emissions from coal-fired power plants, as the president suggested. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) the true cause of asthma is unknown, although scientists believe it is caused by a confluence of genetic and environmental factors or early viral infections.

“The exact cause of asthma isn't known. Researchers think some genetic and environmental factors interact to cause asthma, most often early in life,” the NIH states on its Web site.

“These factors include: 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,” states the NIH.

The NIH did say that respiratory irritants, such as air pollution, can trigger an asthma attack, but not that air pollution causes the disease. The NIH also noted that not all asthma sufferers are affected by the same triggers, meaning that, for some, air pollution may have no effect at all.

“Triggers may include … Irritants such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, chemicals or dust in the workplace, compounds in home décor products, and sprays (such as hairspray),” the NIH said.

“Asthma is different for each person. Some of the triggers listed above may not affect you,” stated the NIH.

Obama made his remarks at a town hall discussion -- "Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity" -- at the Annandale, Va., campus of the Northern Virginia Community College.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: asthma; coal; coalburning; energy; liarinchief; obama
Obama will say anything, true or not, to further one of his agendas.
1 posted on 04/19/2011 2:45:11 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Someone should tell him that if he’s really worried about kids with asthma, he should speak to his crazy regulators, who are taking that asthma inhaler off the market.


2 posted on 04/19/2011 2:46:44 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: jazusamo

And what’s his excuse for the multitudes that do not live near a coal plant? Oh yeah, that’s right—it must be that darned global warming caused by Bush.


3 posted on 04/19/2011 2:47:37 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: jazusamo

Give ‘em all free breathalyzers, 0.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 2:48:41 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Cicero

Exactly, the replacement is considerably more expensive and can’t be bought without a prescription.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 2:48:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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6 posted on 04/19/2011 2:49:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Makes perfect sense to me. Killing the coal industry damages America. It’s obama saying it. Makes perfect sense to me.


7 posted on 04/19/2011 2:50:04 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Hunton Peck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N01v-VCpYw

Give ‘em all free breathalyzers, 0.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 2:50:20 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: jazusamo

He can say/do anything he wants - and gets little or no scrutiny/attention from MSM.


9 posted on 04/19/2011 2:50:31 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: jazusamo

Present Stroker is so full of sh*t that were he given an enema, all that would remain could easily fit into a matchbox with plenty of room to spare.

The sooner that he goes away the better off we will all be.


10 posted on 04/19/2011 2:51:08 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: jazusamo
Obama wants to kill kids with abortion then makes wild claims about the health of the survivors.
11 posted on 04/19/2011 2:51:58 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: jazusamo
Obama lying is nothing new. Any honest observer is well aware that the air is cleaner now than at any time since the beginning of the twentieth century, at least. Including coal, which used to be a huge urban pollutant-- millions of asthma-free families used it to heat their houses until into the 1960's-- and now simply is not. Obama lies.
12 posted on 04/19/2011 2:52:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jazusamo

Obamma is of the same cloth as the Al-Jizzera crowd of experts who report that genetically designed sharks developed by Jew scientists attack Arab people when swimming in the oceans.


13 posted on 04/19/2011 2:52:50 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: choctaw man

Did he really say that “sucking that stuff in is not ideal”? The brilliant articulate Ivy League educated constitutional scholar, said that if you have asthma, that sucking that stuff in is not ideal??????

The brilliant articulate scholar of a president had such a poor choice of words in this case, didn’t he?????


14 posted on 04/19/2011 2:53:42 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: jazusamo

Obunghole did say that he is going to bankrupt coal burning electricity plants and make electricity rates soar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Px4ccLQ-w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2rlDcAGiQM

The Left using children in a political manner as a pretense for getting rid of coal is no surprise.


15 posted on 04/19/2011 2:59:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jazusamo
All the BS from zero's mouth is hazardous to the hearing
16 posted on 04/19/2011 3:00:44 PM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"Any honest observer is well aware that the air is cleaner now than at any time since the beginning of the twentieth century, at least."

I remember how my eyes would water from the auto exhaust when we kids played outside back in 69-70. This was in a Louisville suburb and not right next to a freeway by any means.

Course, I used to ride in a car with parents who smoked and didn't wear a seat-belt either. It's a wonder I survived...

17 posted on 04/19/2011 3:01:38 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: jazusamo

Another day, another lie.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 3:05:19 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: jazusamo

So many mistakes in one place. Let’s count them, shall we?

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 (ALL THE BS DETECTORS ARE GOING OFF AND IT’S DEAFENING-TIME TO BURY THE DEAD AGW HORSE) but is also creating asthma for kids nearby”(ALTHOUGH HE JUST SAID, “the exact cause of asthma isn’t known”) Obama said in answer to a question about balancing deficit reduction with government spending on clean energy.
“You got asthma? Okay. And so sucking that stuff in is not ideal,” said Obama. “So what we’ve said is, let’s invest in clean coal technology that potentially can capture some of these particulates and some of the carbon dioxide that’s going into the atmosphere (MOOT POINT-CO2 IS NOT HARMFUL).”

Obama wrong three times in 3 paragraphs. Wow. Spectacularly inept, uninformed, lacking common sense, and ignorant all in one person. The surprising thing is that half of the voters voted for him!


19 posted on 04/19/2011 3:05:44 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: jazusamo

I have a number of inlaws who are coal miners in western states and to them and all coal miners who with or without their union voted for obama I say THANKS a lot for f***ing yourselves, the rest of us, the Constitution and and our country. He only wanted you for your votes.

FUBO & FAD


20 posted on 04/19/2011 3:09:44 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: jazusamo

how yinz feeling about that Joe Manchin vote now, West Virginia??


21 posted on 04/19/2011 3:10:44 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PATRIOT1876

He’s confusing carbon monoxide with carbon dioxide. Not hard to do for a split personality.


22 posted on 04/19/2011 3:11:14 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: jazusamo

I thought these kids were just on the verge of starvation and running around naked because of proposed budget cuts - now we find out that they are also going to die from coal induced asthma. Poor kids.


23 posted on 04/19/2011 3:15:08 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: mountainlion

LOL. He thought the cop was being generous, until he tried to take a swig!


24 posted on 04/19/2011 3:19:53 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: jazusamo

where’s his medical degree from


25 posted on 04/19/2011 3:22:58 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jazusamo

“Obama will say anything, true or not, to further one of his agendas.”
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On top of having no clue about ANYTHING in the world, other then being a community thug organizer.


26 posted on 04/19/2011 3:27:36 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Did he really say that “sucking that stuff in is not ideal”?”
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His teleprompter must have had a four second glitch.


27 posted on 04/19/2011 3:31:10 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: jazusamo
"I can say anything I want."

"I'm (sort of) black."

28 posted on 04/19/2011 3:57:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: freeangel

Being 30% overweight and playing video games every waking hour instead of exercising has nothing to do with it. Really.


29 posted on 04/19/2011 4:23:25 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Grams A

“I thought these kids were just on the verge of starvation and running around naked because of proposed budget cuts - now we find out that they are also going to die from coal induced asthma. Poor kids.”

Well, then they don’t have to worry about finding a job when they get out of school. So, you have to take the bad with the good.


30 posted on 04/19/2011 4:26:03 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: jazusamo

Obama creates nausea and loathing.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 4:29:23 PM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: Cicero

It would be nice if he was half as concerned about all the murdered babies in this Country...just saying.


32 posted on 04/19/2011 4:56:24 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

But, but, he is a Harvard graduate???


33 posted on 04/19/2011 4:57:53 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Howie66

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34 posted on 04/19/2011 4:59:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: RJS1950

And, then, the good voters of WV added insult to injury by electing a Democrat Senator in 2010, just unbelievable!


35 posted on 04/19/2011 5:00:15 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: jazusamo

Obama will tell any lie he thinks will fly. Most dishonest president ever. Damn creep. Obama is depending on the low-information voters to believe his BS


36 posted on 04/19/2011 5:04:31 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: combat_boots

I have a better idea.

Let’s retire Present Stroker on or prior to 20 January, 2013.

We will also need to retire anybody that supported his regime in the Congress or the Senate. This will include and not be limited to those members that qualify as RINOs.

If necessary we must be prepared to put boots on the ground in the greater Washington D.C. area to assure that this happens.


37 posted on 04/19/2011 5:09:15 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: dennisw

Couldn’t agree more and unfortunately his cult following will believe anything he says. Fortunately the Ind vote that put him over the top seems to be abandoning him.


38 posted on 04/19/2011 5:12:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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