A Northeast US climate initiative has had a major side benefit—healthier children

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Researchers estimate a climate effort in the Northeast U.S. helped the region reduce toxic air pollution and avoid hundreds of asthma and autism cases, preterm births, and low birth weights.

Associated journal article: Frederica Perera, David Cooley, Alique Berberian, David Mills,and Patrick Kinney (2020). “Co-Benefits to Children’s Health of the U.S. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.” Environmental Health Perspectives 128(7) CID: 077006 https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP6706

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