HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texans like to say that they live and breathe barbecue -- which may be one of the reasons why the air is so bad in Houston, the state's so-called barbecue capital. According to a study from scientists at Rice University in the city, microscopic bits of polyunsaturated fatty acids released into the atmosphere from cooking meat on backyard barbecues are helping to foul the air in Houston. 

The city at times registers levels that rank it as one of the more polluted U.S. urban areas in terms of air quality. Fine particles, such as those that come from cooking meat, are a health concern because they can penetrate deep into the lungs and lead to respiratory and heart problems. 

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Should the city of Houston put regulations on the amount of time its citizens can barbecue outdoors to curb air pollution?
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texans like to say that they live and breathe barbecue -- which may be one of the reasons why the air is so bad in Houston, the state`s so-called barbecue capital. According to a study from scientists at Rice University in the city, microscopic bits of polyunsaturated fatty acids released into the atmosphere from cooking meat on backyard barbecues are helping to foul the air in Houston.

The city at times registers levels that rank it as one of the more polluted U.S. urban areas in terms of air quality. Fine particles, such as those that come from cooking meat, are a health concern because they can penetrate deep into the lungs and lead to respiratory and heart problems.

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17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/27/03 - 3:47:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
no i think that is dumb
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/03 - 6:35:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
does it really make that much polltion?
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/03 - 6:36:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
*pollution
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 5/3/03 - 5:00:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Los Angeles has a similar useless law that is not enforced. It still has the highest pollution in the country mainly because of it's geography, cars and industry.
14 yrs ago - Friday 6/23/06 - 7:19:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
14 yrs ago - Friday 6/23/06 - 7:22:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, plus it's not like they can really enforce it.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 6:52:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Interesting little statistic...

Study: Cleaner air adds 5 months to US life span
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 1/25/09 - 6:53:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 6/23/06 - 7:22:29 PM Butterfly555 wrote:
No, plus it's not like they can really enforce it.

Too true.



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