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Study: Cutting emissions pays for itself
Description: Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead to reductions in other harmful types of air pollution. But just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions? Researchers looked at three policies achieving the same reductions in the U.S., and found that the savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness can be big-in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation. [Source: R & D magazine]
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Source: R & D magazine
Publish Date: 8/25/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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