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Air pollution has gotten so bad that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that excessive particulate matter (tiny particles in the air comprised of dirt, smoke, soot, etc.) pollution results in 30,000 premature deaths annually. Besides 30,000 annual deaths, fine particle pollution, or soot, from power plants also causes an estimated 603,000 asthma attacks nationwide. Studies put the total annual mortality rate due to particulate matter pollution at more than 45,000 premature deaths. 120 million Americans currently live, work and play in areas with unhealthy air.

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