Date: Tue, 9 Sep 97 08:13:39 CDT
From: rich%pencil@UKCC.uky.edu (Rich Winkel)
Subject: NAFTA Panel Finds Widespread Damage From Air Pollution
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[CA] Air pollution wreaking havoc, ---------- */
)From The Province—Friday, September 5th, 1997
TORONTO—Air pollution drifting across North America is
wreaking havoc on human health and the environment, says a
NAFTA report released yesterday.
A panel of 30 scientists from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. found the widespread fallout from acid rain, smog, pesticides and highly toxic chemicals such as mercury, is severe enough to demand immediate cuts in emissions.
Enough is already known on most fronts for us to say,
unequivocally, that significant reductions from present levels are
needed now, the panel's report concluded.
The scientists also said there is little doubt that the health of people in all three countries that signed the North American free-trade agreement is being harmed by air pollution.
The report calls for a three-nation strategy to combat air pollution across the continent by establishing goals and timetables for reducing emissions.