This sounds incredibly reasonable.
But as a child I loved lemon in my tea and milk in my tea so combining it sounded reasonable too. The milk curdled /3
To understand why I turn to the world of celebrity gossip: specifically the Blind Item. /4
Voila welcome to why redaction is hard! /5
That may be our only (for very good reasons!) human study. /6
Let's say the government spends millions to partially redact the data in those studies.
There's one wrinkle: some of the landmark resolutions are based on old studies, and those participants are dead /9
But HIPAA gets real weird, and generally the way we deal with medical records is getting permission /10
Good luck finding that person. And, depending on the study, that person may be dead. /11
I'm venturing (somewhat solidly) into the land of speculation. At issue is PM 2.5 pollution, also known as "fine particulate matter pollution."
PM 2.5 pollution stands for "particulate matter 2.5 microns." It is 1/20th the size of a human hair /12
There's one tiny problem.
It's deadly. /13
Across the political spectrum people dig clean air. /15
Even without climate change, the EPA has to regulate PM 2.5 pollution because of the health effects and that means fuel efficiency (among other things). /16
What's... fascinating... is that China is installing a ton of pollution controls, in part, to get a reign on PM2.5 pollution /17
But apart from my speculation as to "why now,"and whether or not I'm paranoid everything I've written is backed by objective data. /18