Friday, May 19, 2006

Passive driving

The Guardian's George Monbiot has taken on the cause of health damage from car emissions, which are killing far more people than passive smoking. Britain's recent ban on smoking in pubs is expected to save the lives of some bar staff who die from passive smoking. According to Monbiot, "the moral case is clear: people are being exposed to a risk for which they have not volunteered." The problem of "passive driving" is three orders of magnitude larger than passive smoking in pubs, yet "no one is talking about it."

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