Attention Mayor Bloomberg: New Yorkers are Breathing Too Much Fat
It's true. Fat -- delicious fat -- is everywhere. Even in the air we breathe. From the NY Daily News:
...there’s the expected pollution in midtown and the South Bronx, and neighborhoods with lots of trees tend to have pollen and fungus in the air. But each breath you take — about 33,000 a day — also might include spores, bacteria, pollens, tiny bits of glass, starch and fat.
Actually, it’s kind of normal, said [Bill] Logan, author of “Air: The Restless Shaper of the World.” Air samples from midtown, for example, had a high number of skin cells from all races — a reflection, no doubt, of the neighborhood’s diversity. Chinatown had noticeable starch and fat in the air — “probably from the cooking of rice and noodles,” Logan said.
A neighborhood’s air is an invisible stamp of its business, lifestyle and even culture, Logan said. That explains the readings in Williamsburg — elevated levels of blue jeans, tire rubber, nail polish and pollen, which Logan dubbed “the hipster sample.”
New Yorkers breathe in starch and fat and nail polish every day. But if they want to drink a large soda to go with it, they can't. The nanny state strikes again.