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Study: EV Transition Could Help American Lung Health

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April 11, 2022—A new report from the American Lung Association says a widespread transition to EVs could have a major impact on public health.

The ALA's "Zeroing in on Healthy Air" study suggests that the switch to low- or zero-emissions vehicles could result in "110,000 avoided deaths and $1.2 trillion in public health benefits" in the country through the next 30 years. 

“Zero-emission transportation is a win-win for public health,” ALA National President Harold Wimmer said in a statement. “The transportation sector is the nation’s biggest source of carbon pollution that drives climate change and associated public health harms. This is an urgent health issue for millions of people in the U.S.”

The study does not say what the minimum number of emissions-free vehicles that would need to be on the road to achieve those results, but it does say reduced emissions would help prevent respiratory and other lung-related diseases.

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