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Electric Vehicles Could Account for 70% Reduction in Lung Illnesses
Despite its strict tailpipe emission standards, California is still the state with the dirtiest air due to its geography that traps pollution and the fact that it is the state with the largest number of cars on the road. A new report by the American Lung Association states that if three-quarters of California’s cars were electric by 2025, it would potentially reduce the incidence of asthma attacks and pollution-linked chronic lung illnesses by up to 70 percent.
According to ALA-California’s Bonnie Holmes-Gen, the heart of this issue is that “right now about 9,000 people die every year from premature deaths related to air pollution.” Reducing the number of polluting vehicles on California’s roads could have a dramatic impact on that number, says the ALA, not only improving the health and quality of life of all Californians, but even saving lives.
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