I received the following comments recently in response to an old post concerning the potential of ethanol as an energy source:
The American Lung Association of Minnesota makes no claims that ethanol is a 'miracle fuel.' We DO say, however, that the largely renewable ethanol-based gasoline alternative E85 burns cleaner than gas and reduces tailpipe emissions -- Minnesota's single largest source of outdoor air pollution. We now have 150 E85 outlets across the state, with prices 20-50 cents cheaper than regular unleaded. See www.CleanAirChoice.org for more details.
American Lung Association of MN
I like the idea that we go after the causes rather than treat the symptoms of lung disease. However, I would prefer that we go all the way and push for pedal power; we get the lower emissions and the cardio-vascular exercise that promotes health and fitness.
It sounds like a good until we get this pounded into our skulls: High Ozone May Raise Asthma Risk in Athletic Kids.
I'll get back to you as soon as I start coughing up blood.