“Cutting climate pollution would benefit the health of all people in the United States. Climate change leads to poor air quality and increasingly negative health outcomes, including respiratory disease, heart disease, and insect-borne infectious diseases. Children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of air pollution. Air pollution stunts lung growth. Air pollution causes and exacerbates asthma. There are components of air pollution that are carcinogenic. Given the life span of children, there is more time during which cancer may develop. Please strengthen th proposed air pollution regulations to protect human health."
Jerome A. Paulson, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and of Environmental & Occupational Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Arlington, Virginia