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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

VO2 Max

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.

Bob Moffitt
Communications Director
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.

3 Comments:

Professor Blogger Matt said...

Awesome photo. Tried googling to find a bigger version but couldn't where did you find it. Do you bike commute to your Clark Kent job? I try to do it in LA, but I started getting some respiratory illness and the traffic speeds are too high. Now, I take the bus.

11:11 PM  
Professor Blogger WHT said...

Yes to the commute.

The artwork resides here:
http://world.std.com/~eva/bicycles.html

5:35 AM  
Professor Blogger American Lung Association of Minnesota said...

I should note that several of us at the ALAMN (but not me, alas), are regular bike commuters.

Keep those (bike) wheels turning, America!

12:43 PM  

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