“Despite decades of cleanup efforts that have greatly reduced smog, the amount of air pollution still found in parts of Southern California and elsewhere in the country can stunt lung growth in children, according to the most comprehensive study ever conducted on children’s exposure to air pollution.
The lung damage is serious enough to lead to a lifetime of health problems and, in some cases, premature death, the research found.”
There are a lot of things that can be said here. We can take apart the study and try to get to the root of the problem. We can discuss that almost any big city has air quality that is unhealthy, but that doesn’t change the reality that some of us are going to take the brunt of the damage for what we do to the environment and in other cases genetics will spare us.
So I would have to agree that the socially responsible thing to do is to try and improve things however we can.