Skip to comments.Obama Claims Air Pollution from Coal ‘Creating Asthma for Kids Nearby’
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 isnt known and that asthma is different for each person.
The challenge with coal is that although its very cheap, its 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 weve said is, lets invest in clean coal technology that potentially can capture some of these particulates and some of the carbon dioxide thats 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.
how yinz feeling about that Joe Manchin vote now, West Virginia??
He’s confusing carbon monoxide with carbon dioxide. Not hard to do for a split personality.
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.
LOL. He thought the cop was being generous, until he tried to take a swig!
where’s his medical degree from
“Obama will say anything, true or not, to further one of his agendas.”
On top of having no clue about ANYTHING in the world, other then being a community thug organizer.
“Did he really say that sucking that stuff in is not ideal?”
His teleprompter must have had a four second glitch.
"I'm (sort of) black."
Being 30% overweight and playing video games every waking hour instead of exercising has nothing to do with it. Really.
“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.
Obama creates nausea and loathing.
It would be nice if he was half as concerned about all the murdered babies in this Country...just saying.
But, but, he is a Harvard graduate???
Coming soon to a workplace near you.
Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, Congress has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early, mandatory retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.
This scheme will be known as RAPE ( Retire Aged People Early ).
Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to Congress to be considered for the SHAFT program ( Special Help After F orced Termination ).
Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program ( System Covering Retired-Early Workers ).
A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Congress deems appropriate.
Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS ( Additional Income for Dependants & Spouse ) or HERPES ( Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance ).
Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Congress.
Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT ( Special High Intensity Training ) as possible. Congress has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.
Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT , please bring this to the attention of your Congressman, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.
The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives ( E.V.I.L. )
PS - Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.
And, then, the good voters of WV added insult to injury by electing a Democrat Senator in 2010, just unbelievable!
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
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.
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.