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Saturday, November 04, 2017

One of the new White House appointees to a critical environmental panel once said that the air these days is just too clean to promote good health.

Robert Phalen, an air pollution researcher at the Irvine campus of the University of California, said in 2012 that children need to breathe irritants so that their bodies learn how to ward them off.

"Modern air," he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "is a little too clean for optimum health."

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Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it.

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-11-04 09:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Modern air," he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "is a little too clean for optimum health."

We need to start burning people at the stake again.

But we're gonna use fume hoods this time; wouldn't want to pollute the air.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-04 11:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What a nice perversion of science for nefarious reasons.

Take a valid scientific idea, the hygiene hypothesis, and twist it to justify pollution.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-05 09:32 PM | Reply

"Robert Phalen" should experience the new phenomenon of actually being laughed out of his job, embarrassed by his stupidity to show his face in public.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-06 09:27 AM | Reply

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