Friday, October 06, 2006

World Health Experts - Air Pollution Causes 2 Million Premature Deaths Per Year

Environmental News Service is reporting that two million premature deaths per year are caused by air pollution.

This of course in addition to other health impacts of air pollution (from childhood cancer to asthma), and ecolocial impacts such as acid rain, global warming, ozone depletion, toxicity to trees and other plants, nitrogen saturation of soils that causes and accellerates invasions by nasty noxious weeds (thus harming agriculture)...

The good news - technologies and practices that reduce air pollution, from renewable energy to clean vehicles to green buildings and energy efficient appliances, help to solve all of these problems. Healthier people and planet alike!

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