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[cdn-nucl-l] "Natural" gas may be harmful to your health
"Natural" gas may be harmful to your health
It is "the most important source of indoor air pollution responsible for
generating illness [in 47,000 patients]," surpassing even pesticides or
passive tobacco smoke. "For the chemically susceptible individual, this
may be the worst form of fuel."
"It is crucial to investigate the effect of natural gas exposure in
triggering acute environmental illness, asthma and allergies in those
presently at risk and, as yet, asymptomatic. Immune systems already
impaired by chemical exposures may be pushed over the brink by the added
insult of gas exposure, thus adding numerous cases of environmental
illness, asthma and allergies to Nova Scotia's and New Brunswick's
already overburdened health care systems. Predictably, human suffering
would be compounded by economic losses and expenses, including loss of
productivity. Cognitive impairment, in which those affected cannot think
clearly, is one common-and widespread effect. Schools, institutions,
offices and general workplaces can readily suffer from this effect and
This public health issue deserves serious consideration and study, which
we propose to undertake. It is not possible to properly assess the
environmental impact of this project fully, nor can one responsibly
release this proposed project, without fully and completely
investigating this issue. AEHA-NS and our partners are uniquely suited
and positioned to carry out this job due to the expertise of our members
and of our connections within the field of environmental medicine. We
invite all to be creative in finding ways to assist our effort.
AEHA-NS. and its coalition partners are investigating the harmful
effects of piper natural gas on environmentally induced illness/chemical
sensitivity, asthma and allergies as part of the Environmental
Assessment of the Sable Island Gas Project proposal.
This is an industrial proposal to pipe Natural Gas
(http://www.soep.com/) from Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia
onto the mainland."