Intensify Battle Against Air Pollution to Prevent Cardiac Arrest

Keep Earth and its people safe by supporting increasingly intense legislation fighting air pollution.

Target: Bob Perciasepe, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

Goal: Increase strength of battle against air pollution given the results of new health findings that show that cardiac arrest is much more likely in areas of high air pollution.

It was recently discovered that air pollution poses an even more extraordinarily dangerous health risk than was previously known. A series of studies taken in areas in the state of Texas revealed that cardiac arrest is much more likely in areas with high levels of ozone are present in the breathable air. The United States government needs to do its part to amp up the defenses against air pollution and encourage its citizens to do the same.

Ozone levels were the primary target in the study. It has long been a given that air pollution in general is responsible for a number of adverse health effects, but it was believed that these were mostly caused by small airborne particles, not by ozone itself. When given a thorough study, it was revealed that a higher percentage of cardiac arrest victims had lived in areas with increased ozone levels. The victims surveyed had had their cardiac arrest come due to unknown causes (or at least that was their diagnosis), and therefore the study concluded that it was safe to assume that ozone levels played a big part.

The primary cause of ozone release is the combustion of fossil fuels. This is already a widely known health and environmental risk, and it must be halted soon. Americans need to figure out new ways of living their lives without having to rely on the energy and industry and economic benefits that burning fossil fuels can provide. If they don’t, they soon won’t be living their lives at all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Administrator Perciasepe,

Your organization has long been at the forefront when it comes to issues of environmental protection. You have taken stands against fossil fuel combustion in the past for environmental (as well as noble, I might add) reasons. But now you have a reason to amp up your fight against the act even more.

Exposure to ozone has recently been proven to be a much greater risk factor for cardiac arrest than was previously known. It is one of the deadliest things that the human body can be exposed to. For this reason, you and your organization need to increase awareness of this health hazard and work even harder in attempting to prevent it.

You need to make sure that the government of this country and the citizens do all that they can to keep fossil fuel combustion down and the skies clear. If not, many more lives will be lost to cardiac arrest as well as numerous other diseases. Help the environment and the people living in it by doing all that you can to eliminate fossil fuel combustion.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. The volatile organic and petroleum distillate chemical compounds in today’s high efficiency laundry fumes are responsible for a good share of both indoor and outdoor air pollution. We need more awareness and regulation of these products.

  2. Nowhere in the world today should the sky ever be described as “brown,” or “orange,” or anything along those lines. Air pollution can and should become a thing of the past.

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