The Health Impacts of Air Pollution
Forty years of Clean Air Act programs have brought steady and life-saving improvements to our air quality. Despite this important progress, however, many fossil fuel power plants, boilers, and cement plants continue to treat our skies like sewers. From soot to toxic heavy metals, dirty coal and fossil fuel smoke stacks emit vast quantities of dangerous pollutants that are well known to cause disease and death.
For more information, download this NRDC fact sheet: Gasping for Air: Toxic Pollutants Continue
to Make Millions Sick and Shorten Lives
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