Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2013)—
The American Lung Association’s latest report, “A Penny for Prevention: The Case for Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards” finds that thousands of lives can be saved and millions of missed work and school days can be prevented if the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is able to fully implement the newly proposed standards for cleaner gasoline and cleaner vehicles.
The report finds that by 2030 cleaner gasoline and cleaner vehicle standards could:
- Prevent more than 2,500 premature deaths annually because of less ozone and particle pollution;
- Prevent more than 3.3 million days missed at work or school; and
- Result in $8.5 billion to $22 billion in annual economic and health care benefits