"Current scientific evidence links short-term exposures to SO2, ranging from 5 minutes to 24 hours, with an array of adverse respiratory effects including bronchoconstriction and increased asthma symptoms. These effects are particularly important for asthmatics at elevated ventilation rates (e.g., while exercising or playing.)<quoted text>
If sulfur dioxide was so bad, they why have not ten of thousands of people who lived near paper mills and petroleum refineries die off?!? By the way, 90% of sulfur dioxide is made by nature mostly from volcanic activity and wild fires. And lightning make most of the oxides of nitrogen. Soooo, let's cap off all the volcanoes and blow up thunderstorms with nukes!!!
Studies also show a connection between short-term exposure and increased visits to emergency departments and hospital admissions for respiratory illnesses, particularly in at-risk populations including children, the elderly, and asthmatics."