GREENHOUSE GASES THREATEN PUBLIC HEALTH, SAYS EPA

Published online: Dec 14, 2009
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After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. EPA announced that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also found that GHG emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat.
The EPA says GHGs are the primary driver of climate change, which can lead to hotter, longer heat waves that threaten the health of the sick, poor or elderly; increases in ground-level ozone pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses; as well as other threats to the health and welfare of Americans.

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