Webinar: Health Co-Benefits of Reducing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

  • October 01, 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Webinar

The American Lung Association announces a national webinar on the Health Co-Benefits of Reducing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released draft carbon pollution standards that will help confront climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in the U.S.   The same power plants that emit carbon dioxide also emit other harmful pollutants that cause smog, fine particulate matter, and ground-level ozone which contribute to increased risk of heart attacks, asthma attacks, life-threatening respiratory illnesses, and premature death.   Research recently released by Harvard and Syracuse Universities shows that setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would have an added bonus--reductions in these other harmful air pollutants that are detrimental to human health and the environment.  They are currently analyzing the health benefits of reducing carbon  and these other air pollutants and will share those results on this national webinar.

We are pleased to be featuring scientists from Harvard and Syracuse Universities, along with the Science Policy Exchange, who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind study. They will be sharing the brand-new results with us on this webinar. Additional speakers will be announced soon!

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