03 May '11, 7pm

Air Pollution Hurts Worker Productivity as Well as Lungs

Whenever new and better pollution controls are proposed, defenders of the status quo are quick to argue that we can't afford them. Well, sure, they say -- we could make polluting industries clean up their acts, have them install cleaner technologies -- but it would be so damn expensive that it'd drag the economy down. And you don't want that, do you? We're made to believe that it's a choice: protect air quality and human health, or protect the economy. This is a false choice. Matt Yglesias points us to a new study , which finds that pollution reduces working productivity -- and acts as a drag on the economy:

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/air-pollution-wor...

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