Obama Administration to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns

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WASHINGTON — Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.

The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.

Asthma inhalers to be phased out to protect ozone layer - TODAY Health - TODAY.com
This kind of asinine bullshit by the EPA is why we are hearing the Republican presidential candidates calling for it to be defunded or completely dismantled. These people are way overstepping their bounds and the purpose for which they were created in the first place. This is tyranny by an unelected body of bureaucrats. I don't see how it's Constitutional for them to even make regulations without the expressed approval of Congress in the first place.
 

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Well well, and they keep telling us the Democrats ARE FOR THE LITTLE GUY.
 

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But you know, what's a few people dying from a asthma attack..it is being done for SAVING THE ENVIROMENT.:eusa_whistle:
 

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Mebbe it helps build up the immune system?...

Early Exposure to Dirt, Dander Could Prevent Allergies, Asthma
June 06, 2014 ~ There's some new research that might not sit well with fastidious new mothers and clean-freak new fathers.
Exposure to pet dander, roach droppings and other household bacteria in the first year of life appears to reduce the chances a person will suffer from allergies or asthma, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found that exposure to allergens in the first year of life was important in order for exposure to be beneficial. Previous studies had shown that children who grew up on farms are less likely to develop allergies or asthma because of their exposure to allergens, "Our study shows that the timing of initial exposure may be critical," says study author Robert Wood, M.D., chief of the division of allergy and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in a statement released today. "What this tells us is that not only are many of our immune responses shaped in the first year of life, but also that certain bacteria and allergens play an important role in stimulating and training the immune system to behave a certain way."

Researchers hope the findings will lead to ways to prevent allergies and wheezing, which are both precursors to asthma. Asthma is one of the most common pediatric illnesses, affecting some 7 million children in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study, Wood and his colleagues tracked 467 inner-city newborns from Baltimore, Boston, New York and St. Louis. Over three years, they visited them to measure levels and types of common allergens in their homes. They also tested the children for allergies and wheezing using blood tests, skin-prick tests, physical exams and parental surveys.


Exposure to allergens such as cat dander before age one may protect against allergies and asthma, according to new research.

They also took bacterial counts on samples of dust collected from some of the homes. What they found was that children exposed to mouse and cat dander as well as cockroach droppings in their first year of life “had lower rates of wheezing at age three, compared with children not exposed to these allergens soon after birth.” Researchers also found that exposure to all three was better than one, two or none. Wheezing was three times more common for children not exposed to allergens compared to those who were exposed to all three. A greater variety of bacteria proved better at stemming allergies and wheezing, researchers said.

The amount of allergens was also critical, as researchers said children free of wheezing and allergies at age three had gorwn up surrounded by the highest levels of household allergens. Forty-one percent of those without wheezing and allergies grew up in bacteria-rich homes. Only 8 percent of those who had wheezing and allergies had been exposed to allergens in their first year of life. According to Wood, the children tracked in the study are now turning seven and are being checked again to see if exposure to allergens early in life was still reducing the prevalence of allergies and wheezing. A report on the study was published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Early Exposure to Dirt, Dander Could Prevent Allergies, Asthma
possum thinks dat's one mean lookin' cat - make it go away
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chlorofluorocarbons which were banned when?

Chlorofluorocarbons have been banned since 1996 because they destroy the ozone layer. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are a group of manufactured chemical compounds that contain chlorine, fluorine, and carbon. This group includes CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, CFC-114, CFC-115, and many forms of Freon.

toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/.../chem..
So let us destroy the ozone because it's all Oblama fault for not letting us do it. But which would you like to have, an ozone or chlorofluorocarbons ?
 
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Some people would bitch and moan if they shit gold nuggets...
 

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WASHINGTON — Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.

The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.

Asthma inhalers to be phased out to protect ozone layer - TODAY Health - TODAY.com
This kind of asinine bullshit by the EPA is why we are hearing the Republican presidential candidates calling for it to be defunded or completely dismantled. These people are way overstepping their bounds and the purpose for which they were created in the first place. This is tyranny by an unelected body of bureaucrats. I don't see how it's Constitutional for them to even make regulations without the expressed approval of Congress in the first place.
Feel better? Now make the opposite case, try a cost-benefit analysis, and tell us what you found out.
 

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Some people would bitch and moan if they shit gold nuggets...
You mean like homos who are always pissing and moaning about their so-called right to be married?
 

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WASHINGTON — Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.

The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.

Asthma inhalers to be phased out to protect ozone layer - TODAY Health - TODAY.com
This kind of asinine bullshit by the EPA is why we are hearing the Republican presidential candidates calling for it to be defunded or completely dismantled. These people are way overstepping their bounds and the purpose for which they were created in the first place. This is tyranny by an unelected body of bureaucrats. I don't see how it's Constitutional for them to even make regulations without the expressed approval of Congress in the first place.
Feel better? Now make the opposite case, try a cost-benefit analysis, and tell us what you found out.
I just made one and you're right---it's too expensive to let people with breathing problems live.
 

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This kind of asinine bullshit by the EPA is why we are hearing the Republican presidential candidates calling for it to be defunded or completely dismantled. These people are way overstepping their bounds and the purpose for which they were created in the first place. This is tyranny by an unelected body of bureaucrats. I don't see how it's Constitutional for them to even make regulations without the expressed approval of Congress in the first place.
Feel better? Now make the opposite case, try a cost-benefit analysis, and tell us what you found out.
I just made one and you're right---it's too expensive to let people with breathing problems live.
Think of it as eugenics for the 21st century.

But no death panels! :rolleyes:
 

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WASHINGTON — Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.

The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.

Asthma inhalers to be phased out to protect ozone layer - TODAY Health - TODAY.com
This kind of asinine bullshit by the EPA is why we are hearing the Republican presidential candidates calling for it to be defunded or completely dismantled. These people are way overstepping their bounds and the purpose for which they were created in the first place. This is tyranny by an unelected body of bureaucrats. I don't see how it's Constitutional for them to even make regulations without the expressed approval of Congress in the first place.
Feel better? Now make the opposite case, try a cost-benefit analysis, and tell us what you found out.
Man alive, are you one cold-blooded SOB.
 

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Some people would bitch and moan if they shit gold nuggets...
You mean like homos who are always pissing and moaning about their so-called right to be married?
no, I mean the negative mentality which encourages people to hate someone so much they are willing to cut off their noses to spite their face..
 

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This kind of asinine bullshit by the EPA is why we are hearing the Republican presidential candidates calling for it to be defunded or completely dismantled. These people are way overstepping their bounds and the purpose for which they were created in the first place. This is tyranny by an unelected body of bureaucrats. I don't see how it's Constitutional for them to even make regulations without the expressed approval of Congress in the first place.
Feel better? Now make the opposite case, try a cost-benefit analysis, and tell us what you found out.
I just made one and you're right---it's too expensive to let people with breathing problems live.
there are alternatives, but depleting the ozone layer, not so much...
 

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I just made one and you're right---it's too expensive to let people with breathing problems live.
Think of it as eugenics for the 21st century.

But no death panels! :rolleyes:
So I see you would like to deplete the ozone for the future generations of humans?
As though some asthma inhalers are going to destroy the ozone layer. Either that or you are being facetious.

So, you are either unfunny or just callous.
 

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Think of it as eugenics for the 21st century.

But no death panels! :rolleyes:
So I see you would like to deplete the ozone for the future generations of humans?
As though some asthma inhalers are going to destroy the ozone layer. Either that or you are being facetious.

So, you are either unfunny or just callous.
Why then was the chemical banned in 1996? Because it was not a hazard to the environment which we as humans depend upon or are you into self destruction?
 

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