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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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