Boosting Health for Children:

Benefits of Zero-Emission Transportation and Electricity

"Boosting Health for Children: Benefits of Zero-Emission Transportation and Electricity" highlights the positive impacts that a nationwide transition to zero-emission transportation and electricity generation would have on children’s health.

Transportation is a major source of harmful air pollution, health disparities and climate change in the United States.

As zero-emission passenger vehicles become more common and policies and investments shift to pollution-free cars and electricity generation, children, families and communities across the country will see dramatic improvements in air quality and reductions in health impacts and disparities.

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Key Findings

Children living in the United States are especially at risk from the harms of air pollution and the changing climate. By transitioning to zero-emission transportation and non-combustion clean electricity generation, the national cumulative health benefits for children could reach the following levels by 2050:

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EPA recently finalized lifesaving new measures to make future cars and trucks less polluting that will get more zero-emission vehicles on the road. Now, call on them to take the next step.

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