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New ALA Report Underscores the Need for EPA to Protect Public Health

09 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Today, the American Lung Association released a new report (PDF) finding that dangerous levels of pollutants exist in the air we breathe.

According to the study, dirty coal plants produce 386,000 tons of 84 different hazardous air pollutants each year.At risk from these pollutants include children, teenagers, pregnant women, individuals suffering from asthma, diabetics, and the elderly.

As a solution to this rampant problem, the ALA recommends implementation of EPA safeguards, which protect our air from dirty coal pollution.

The ALA study represents a growing number of scientific and medical findings that illustrate the threat of air pollution to the average American citizen, and the positive effect EPA safeguards would have on curbing that threat.

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