The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the official health department of the United States. It also serves as the official federal health agency for the state of California.
cobb county has been one of the most polluted counties in the US. I was recently told that my home state of California has the third highest cancer rate of any state in the country. (If you don’t believe me, check out the CDC’s fact sheet on cancer rates.) The CDC has a lot of things to blame for this fact. And, it’s not hard to figure out why.
Like most large cities, most of the people in Cobb county are getting a lot of poor quality health care. The CDC would like to blame our high cancer rate on our over-prescription of antibiotics which has led to bacterial infections in our environment. However, antibiotics are not the only cause of our high cancer rate. The CDC also blames the fact that our air pollution is bad for our health. I know this may be counterintuitive.
The truth is that many of the cities I’ve lived in have been more contaminated in the past by coal, oil, and tobacco. But, like all good things, they have come to an end. Now we have a cleaner, more environmentally friendly way to address these health issues.
A lot of people don’t realize, but our air pollution has also been increasing drastically for the past 30 years, and the reason for this is because we’ve had a lot of industries that moved from the industrialization of the late 20th century. These industries are no longer necessary. Companies like BP, Exxon, Shell, and many others are all moving their operations to countries that are cleaner, more environmentally friendly, and have more resources to deal with the pollution.
A new poll by the American Lung Association shows that a third of us are at risk of dying prematurely from air pollution. The reason this is such a problem is because the vast majority of the population (70-80%) is either indoors or in an area with air pollution, yet many of us are still breathing the toxic fumes that are caused by our own actions.
You may be thinking, “Well, that’s not so bad…” but you’re not alone. In fact, the vast majority of the people doing the breathing are also the ones doing the breathing. All the while, you’re breathing the fumes, you’re eating the chemicals, and you’re sitting on your couch watching “The Sopranos” without realizing that you’re breathing these air pollutants.
Now that we have all that out of the way, it is time to look at the people doing the breathing. You’re not alone in your struggle. In fact, you’re not alone if you’re doing the breathing, or if you are not breathing at all. But that doesnt mean you have nothing to worry about. You’re not alone if you dont realize that you are breathing the air that you are inhaling.
Yes, we all know if you inhale a toxic chemical or a bad air pollutant and not realize it, it could kill you. But you dont have to worry about that because youre not breathing the air that you are inhaling. Youre just breathing the air that you are inhaling.
The air we are breathing is the air that we are inhaling. It is the air that we are inhaling in our bodies. When you inhale the air that you are inhaling, you are breathing the air that you are inhaling. No matter what direction you are inhaling into, the air is the same.