A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH
Clifford E Carnicom
Nov 03 2001
Edited Nov 19 2001

The mortality statistics for 1999 have been released by the Centers for Disease Control on June 26 2001.

Four questions result from that release:

1. Why is one of the 5 leading causes of death now "Chronic lower respiratory disease?"

2. Why was the former leading death category "Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and allied conditions" changed for the 1999 data to now read "Chronic lower respiratory disease?"

3. When is the data for the year 2000 to be released?

4. Is the released data verified by independent sources?

Readers may wish to review the results of recent HEPA filter use comparisons below:

HEPA Filter in residential service(indoor) for approximately 3 weeks.


HEPA Filter in residential service(indoor) for approximately 6 weeks.


New HEPA Filter for comparison

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