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2008-04-22 14:25:00

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences found that short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, has a clear link to premature deaths. The report, released Tuesday, said the link should be taken into account when determining the health benefits of reducing air pollution.The findings run contrary to arguments made by some White House officials that the link between smog exposure and premature death has not been sufficiently proven, and that the link should not be considered in calculating...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.