- Should odor count as air pollution?, The Tennessean, February 13, 2011.
- EU warns Britain with legal action over air pollution, AllHeadlineNews.com, January 28, 2011.
- EU considers raising air quality standards, The Guardian, January 28, 2011.
- High cholesterol and air pollution linked, Birmingham Star, January 23, 2011.
- Homer City plant sued on emissions, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 7, 2011.
- Comment. Although the lawsuit involves whether the plant operated with required permits and control technology, the EPA and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette want to link the plants emissions to premature deaths from heart and respiratory disease, and cancer. There is, however, no credible science, linking ambient levels of particulate mater with such disease and/or death.
- Ohio EPA Releases First Air Toxics Summary Report, Ohio EPA, january 5, 2011.
- Comment. Milloy S, Ohio EPA's Cancer Scare, GreenHellBlog.com, January 7, 2011.
Studies and Reports
- Bukowski J, Do pollution time-series studies contain uncontrolled or residual confounding by risk factors for acute health events?, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (51:2;135-140), July 2008.
- Abstract. "Acute health effects from air pollution are based largely on weak associations identified in time-series studies comparing daily air pollution levels to daily mortality. Much of this mortality is due to cardiovascular disease. Time-series studies have many potential limitations, but are not thought to be confounded by traditional cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., smoking status or hypertension) because these chronic risk factors are not obviously associated with daily pollution levels. However, acute psychobehavioral variants of these risk factors (e.g., smoking patterns and episodes of stress on any given day) are plausible confounders for the associations observed in time-series studies, given that time-series studies attempt to predict acute rather than chronic health outcomes. There is a fairly compelling literature on the strong link between cardiovascular events and daily “triggers” such as stress. Stress-related triggers are plausibly associated with daily pollution levels through surrogate stressors such as ambient temperature, daily workload, local traffic congestion, or other correlates of air pollution. For example, variables such as traffic congestion and industrial activity increase both stress-related health events and air pollution, suggesting the potential for classical confounding. Support for this argument is illustrated through examples of the well-demonstrated relationship between emotional stress and heart attack/stroke.
- Particulate matter, fine (PM 2.5)
- Ozone (Ground-level)/Smog
- Sulfur dioxide
- Milloy S, Ohio EPA's Cancer Scare, GreenHellBlog.com, January 7, 2011.
- Milloy S, EPA’s Smoke-and-Mirrors on Smog and Soot — Part 1, GreenHellBlog.com, December 9, 2010.
- Goldin R and Peng J, Air pollution and heart attack, STATS.org, July 1, 2010.
- Clearing the Air, Property and Environment Research Center, March 19, 2008.
- Schwartz J, State of the Scare: The American Lung Association's Fear Campaign, Environment and Climate News, January 1, 2008.
- Hayward S and Schwartz J, Air Quality in America: A Dose of Reality on Air Pollution Levels, Trends, and Health Risks, AEI Press, December 2007.
- Schwartz J, The American Lung Association's Fear Campaign, Environment and Climate News, October 1, 2007.
- Schwartz J, American Lung Association's 2007 Report Distorts Air Quality Facts, Environment and Climate News, July 1, 2007.
- Schwartz J, Blue Skies, High Anxiety, The American, May/June 2007.
- Schwartz J, Facts Not Fear on Air Pollution How Regulators, Environmentalists and Scientists Exaggerate the Level and Health Risks of Air Pollution and Impose Counterproductive Regulations, National Center for Policy Analysis, December 12, 2006.
- Milloy S, The EPA's Polluted Science, FoxNews.com, July 27, 2006.
- Schwartz J, Finding Better Ways to Achieve Cleaner Air, Environment and Climate News, July 1, 2006.
- Schwartz J, Getting Real on Air Pollution and Health, Washington Post, June 14, 2006.
- Schwartz J, What Americans ‘Know’ about Air Pollution Is False, Environment & Climate News, June 2006.
- Schwartz J, How Toxic Was My Valley, Tech Central Station, April 4, 2006.
- Schwartz J, California Emissions Rules Aren't Needed Here, The Patriot News, December 11, 2005.
- Schwartz J, Power Plant Pollution and Environmentalists' Power, Tech Central Station, September 2, 2005.
- Schwartz J, What Charlotte Air Problem? Air Quality Here Is Good and Getting Better, Charlotte Observer, August 29, 2005.
- Schwartz J, In My Opinion, Oregonian, August 12, 2005.
- Schwartz J, Air Pollution, Istituto Bruno Leoni, August 9, 2005.
- Schwartz J, Air Quality: Much Worse on Paper Than in Reality, AEI Online, June 2005.
- Schwartz J, Beware of Lung Association Alarmists, Orange County Register, May 20, 2005.
- Schwartz J, Clear Foolishness, Tech Central Station, March 23, 2005.
- Milloy S, EPA Makes Public Pay for More Smog, FoxNews.com, February 8, 2005.
- Dunn J, More on EPA and Air Pollution: Junk Science and Legal Precedents, American Council on Science and Health, January 3, 2005.
- Milloy S, Smoggy Statistics, FoxNews.com, November 18, 2004.
- Schwartz J, EPA Policy Ignores Declines in U.S. Air Pollution, Heartland Institute, September 1, 2004.
- Hayward S and Schwartz J, State of the Scare, Once Again, Tech Central Station, May 3, 2004.
- Hayward S, Changing All the Rules, Ignoring All the Facts on New Source Review, AEI Online, May 2004.
- Schwartz J, New Source of Confusion, Tech Central Station, August 27, 2003.
- Schwartz J, Clear Skies, Hazy Logic, Tech Central Station, April 23, 2003.
- Hayward S and Schwartz J, State of the Scare, Tech Central Station, May 1, 2003.
- Milloy S, A Cost-Benefit Analysis, FoxNews.com, March 22, 2002.
- Milloy S, EPA Lung Cancer Study Based on Faulty Data, FoxNews.com, March 8, 2002.
- Milloy S, Scaremongering From the Sundance Kid, FoxNews.com, May 25, 2001.
- Schwartz J, Autos and Air Pollution Should File for Divorce, Tech Central Station, May 15, 2001.
- Milloy S, Adjusting Science to Fit Policy, FoxNews.com, April 4, 2001.
- Milloy S, Gagging on Statistical Pollution, FoxNews.com, December 15, 2000.
- Milloy S, EPA's Secret Science, FoxNews.com, August 4, 2000.
- Milloy S and Gough M, Saving Secret Science, New York Post, May 24, 1999.
- Fumento M, EPA Pollution-Asthma Theory Is Full of Bugs, Investor's Business Daily, May 27, 1997.
- Milloy S and Gough M, http://www.junkscience.com/news/oped.html, Wall Street Journal, January 7, 1997.
- Jones K and Gough M, Smog Proposal Promises a Legacy of High Costs and Lost Lives, Detroit News, Date Unknown.
- Milloy S and Bucher J, EPA's Peer-review Perversion, Public Risk Management Association, 1997.