Archive for June 19th, 2007

19th June
2007

First Published by The New York Sun, June 19, 2007

By Andrew Wolf

Mayor Bloomberg, in proposing congestion pricing for Manhattan’s business district, is using the argument that his initiative, by reducing air pollution, will cut the rate of asthma in our children. Sounds good, but the problem is that there is no science behind Dr. Bloomberg’s latest prescription.

The mayor writes, “Improving air quality is important to all New Yorkers because in many parts of our city, air pollution is contributing to an increased rate of asthma-related hospitalizations. In fact, in areas like the South Bronx, parts of Brooklyn, and Northern Manhattan — children are hospitalized for asthma at four times the national rate.” (more…)