Friday, March 4, 2011

Cleaner air could............

Study: Cleaner air could add years to your life

Mar 02, 2011 - Reducing air pollution in major European cities could add 22 months to local life expectancy and save 31.5 billion euros ($43.4 billion) in health costs and work absenteeism, concludes a European Commission-funded study released Wednesday.

The nearly three-year study found such health and economic savings could result if fine particulate pollution was reduced to the level recommended by the World Health Organization, which is 10 micrograms per cubic meter.

Sixty scientists looked at 25 cities in 12 European countries and found Stockholm was the only one with pollution levels below the WHO guidelines.

How did major U.S. tourist destinations fare? {continued}

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