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Air quality affects health

The Spokesman-Review

With regard to the sustainability effort in Spokane, I was sorry to read that those who oppose such efforts do not understand that energy efficiency also translates into better air quality and less pollution.

As the experts who deal with childhood respiratory diseases will tell you, and I as a grandparent can attest, there is a direct link between air pollution in urban areas and such dreadful lung conditions.

One can hope that Nancy McLaughlin and Bob Apple will rethink this very important issue. This assumes, of course, that McLaughlin and Apple are not in favor of hurting children.

Leland Alkire



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