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.
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.
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.
Give ‘em all free breathalyzers, 0.
Exactly, the replacement is considerably more expensive and can’t be bought without a prescription.
Makes perfect sense to me. Killing the coal industry damages America. It’s obama saying it. Makes perfect sense to me.
Give em all free breathalyzers, 0.
He can say/do anything he wants - and gets little or no scrutiny/attention from MSM.
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.
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.
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?????
The Left using children in a political manner as a pretense for getting rid of coal is no surprise.
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...
Another day, another lie.
So many mistakes in one place. Lets 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 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 (ALL THE BS DETECTORS ARE GOING OFF AND ITS 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 isnt 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 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 (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!
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