Connie B Posted June 11, 2004 Share Posted June 11, 2004 In our Local News Paper yesterday in the section: Nation & World Briefing it reads: Health problems tied to power plants. WASHINGTON - A consultant used by the Environmental Protection Agency said health problems linked to power plant pollution shortens nearly 24,000 lives a year, including 2,800 from lung cancer. The report released Wednesday by Cambridge, Mass.-based Abt Associates Inc., commissioned by environmental advocacy groups, found that 22,000 of those deaths are preventable. It also found that people dying prematurely from problems associated with exposure to fine particle pollution also is responsible for 38,200 nonfatal heart attacks each year, accoundy to the study. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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