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The Health Impacts of Environmental Policy: The North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Act.

The North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Act and related policies led to substantial decreases of emitted air pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Improved air quality was associated with statewide improvements in respiratory, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular health in North Carolina. The effectiveness of environmental policies can be monitored for impact on both environmental and health outcomes.

Citation: 

Kravchenko, J, Lyerly, HK, and Ross, W. "The Health Impacts of Environmental Policy: The North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Act." North Carolina Medical Journal 79, no. 5 (September 2018): 329-333.

Published Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Published In: 
North Carolina Medical Journal
PMID: 
30228143