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Cutting Pollution From Power Plants, Transport Could Save 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year

TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50,000 premature deaths would be prevented in the United States each year if fine particle air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels were eliminated, researchers say.

Curbing this source of pollution would also save more than $600 billion a year in health care costs due to related illness and death, their study notes.

Fine particle air pollution is produced by sources such as vehicles, power generation and industry through the burning of oil, natural gas and coal.

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