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In the matters of
air pollution, foxes have been guarding the chicken.
The primary purpose of the government agencies has
been to quell public’s legitimate concerns with
brazen distortion of scientific facts concerning
disease-causing pollutants in indoor and outdoor
air..These are strong statement and I marshaled
evidence of this view in a large series of previous
publications. I wrote September Eleven, 2005
(2002), a book of predictions penned in a
fictionalized past tense, to present a broader
perspective on the subject. I include two quotes at
the end of this article to give readers a sense of
how large is the problem of official distortions.
In this brief
article, I offer basic information about particulate
pollutants in the air and give my personal
preference of types of air filters. Following is
some basic information about particle air pollutants
that informs the choice of air filters.
* Airt particle
pollution is a very serious risk to health.
* Fine atmospheric
particles are the most dangerous with lethal delayed
consequences—an estimated 50,000 Americans (by
official report) die of heart and lung disease
caused by them. This is a gross underestimation.
* The dangers of
fine particles—smaller than one-thirtieth of the
diameter of a human hair—were linked to human
disease more than 20 years.
organic aerosols, a subset of fine aerosols
particles, has been recently recognized to have a
greater total mass and being more dangerous.
* HEPA filters are
the most widely used air filters. The term stands
for high-efficiency particulate air. The
efficiency standard established by the U.S. Dept. Of
Energy (DOE) requires a HEPA air filter must remove
99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micrometer
from the air that passes through. HEPA filters are
supposed to superior to the unqualified filters.
However, there are also interior classifications and
* Technology Used
by NASA includes not only carbon filters but also
ultraviolet germicidal components. Some brands offer
Washable Hepa. Some units have blade-like components
that are easily pulled out and wiped.
I personally use
an air filter that combines carbon and ultraviolet
ionic filter. I do not recommend any specific brand
of air filters.
* Two days after
the World Trade Center collapse, mayor Giuliani
spoke the following stunning words: "The air is safe
as far as we can tell, with respect to chemical and
* Consider the
words in New York’s Daily News article published on
December 11th 2007: "Ex-EPA chief Christine Todd
Whitman can't be held liable in 9/11 air case.
Christie Whitman lied about air quality after the
9/11 attacks and should have to pay for medical
monitoring and a cleanup..."
The Predictable Was Predicted
September Eleven, 2005 (2002) as a book of
predictions penned in a fictionalized past tense. I
had four crucial messages. First, to state what I
saw as entirely predictable: the terror of 9/11 will
turn into toxicity, and toxicity of the inferno will
turn into terror. The toxicity and terror will fan
each other’s fires to sicken an enormous number of
people. Second, the people made ill by the 9/11
events will be monitored with registries—some of
them literally to their deaths. Third, New York
doctors will treat illnesses caused by chemical
toxins with yet more chemicals—drugs that will offer
temporary benefits but will not address the
underlying problems. Fourth, the lessons concerning
the cumulative effects of terror and toxicity will
not be learned. Regrettably, all my predictions came
to pass. In 2011, I published a series of articles
describing serious ethical lapses of officials
during the ten years following the events of Ground
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