Thursday, January 19, 2006

Tree-Huggers Attack NASCAR


Noting that an Environmental Protection Agency report warns of possible "serious health risks" from NASCAR leaded gasoline fumes, the non-profit Clean Air Watch is urging the agency to begin checking for toxic lead in the air at NASCAR races.

The EPA warning came in a draft report that was quietly issued last month. The report, a compendium of health information about lead pollution, noted that NASCAR vehicles have been exempted from the ban on leaded gasoline. EPA scientists cautioned that the combustion of leaded gasoline during NASCAR events "likely" increases airborne lead concentrations in nearby areas.

Just one more reason not to put your nose on the tailpipe of a moving race-car, eh?

HT: Ankle-Biting Pundits

1 comment:

steveegg said...

Watch them tree-huggers file suit in Wisconsin.