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Air Pollution and Health -- a Presentation from C. Arden Pope

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Published on Apr 22, 2011

Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" documented how air pollution effect global warming. In this presentation, C. Arden Pope III -- perhaps the world's leading expert on the effects of air pollution on health -- explains how the link between fine particulate matter (a.k.a., smoke) effects the lungs, circulatory system and most significantly, the heart. Dr. Pope shows how the link between air pollution and heart attacks was discovered, and how that initial discovery led to global controversy and a new awareness of how clean air is our most valuable, life-giving asset.

C. Arden Pope is a world-reknowned epidemiologist and Brigham Young University's distinguished Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics. He recently received the Karl Maeser Distinguished Faculty Award, BYU's highest honor. His vita may be viewed at his faculty web page at http://fhss.byu.edu/econ/faculty/PopeA/ .

In partnership with LDS Hospital, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Pope has just completed an in-depth study on the effects of air pollution and public health.

This documentary is presented by Sevier Citizens for Clean Air and Water who hosted Dr. Pope in Richfield, Utah, U.S.A., in February 2007.

The Sevier Citizens are the local opponents of two proposed coal-fired power plants in Utah -- one in Millard County and another in Sevier County. The Sevier Citizens believe that the proposed coal power plants would harm public health by depositing microparticulates, mercury and other toxic chemicals within the small Sevier Valley (known for its proximity to many national and state parks), while contributing millions of tons of global warming gases to the atmosphere each year.

To support Sevier Citizens for Clean Air and Water, a 501(c)(3) in their fight opposing these proposed coal-fired power plants, you may contact them at 435-896-2822 or send a cash-deductible donation directly to: SCCAW, Inc., 146 North Main Street, Suite 27, Richfield, Utah 84701. They appreciate your generous support.

For more information and updates on this and other Central Utah issues, news, people, and events, visit www.IdealLivingMedia.com .

This program was produced as a public service by Ideal Living Media, serving Sanpete and Sevier Counties. Thank you for watching, and tell your friends!

Ideal Living Media

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