26 Apr '11, 2pm

Thanks to the Clean Air Act, You Live 4-8 Months Longer

The Clean Air Act Makes You Live Longer The Clean Air Act, as you probably know, is one of the most important environmental laws in the United States. Since its passage in 1970, urban areas especially have seen dramatic improvements in air pollution and smog levels. And it's important to remember -- especially as Congressional Republicans continue an attempt to roll back the law -- that it's had major health benefits to the nation at large. You may know that thanks to the Clean Air Act, tens of thousands of lives are saved every year (the particulate pollution it regulates can cause respiratory illness, cancer, and so forth). But it's also helping us all live a little bit longer, too.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/clean-air-act-inc...

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