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EPA tightens standards for sulfur dioxide emissions

Posted on Jun 9, 2010 in Health & Wellness

07:54 AM CDT on Friday, June 4, 2010 The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued a new health standard on sulfur dioxide emissions, a pollutant linked to smog and acid rain blamed for aggravating asthma and other respiratory difficulties. The EPA said the health benefits of the new rule, the first crackdown on sulfur dioxide emissions in nearly 40 years, range from $13 billion and $33 billion annually. These include preventing 2,300 to 5,900 premature deaths and 54,000 asthma attacks a year, according to the agency. The estimated cost in 2020...

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