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Electric Vehicles Could Account for 70% Reduction in Lung Illnesses

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 13, 2011 @ 8:51 am In Air quality,automotive,Green Transportation | 4 Comments

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Despite its strict tailpipe emission standards, California [2] is still the state with the dirtiest air due to its geography that traps pollution [3] 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 [4] states that if three-quarters of California’s cars were electric [5] by 2025, it would potentially reduce the incidence of asthma attacks and pollution-linked chronic lung illnesses by up to 70 percent.

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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 [3].” 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.

Via The Green Optimistic [7]


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[3] pollution: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=pollution

[4] American Lung Association: http://www.lungusa.org/

[5] electric: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

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[7] The Green Optimistic: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2011/05/13/electric-car-health-savings/

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