REPORT: An Assessment of the Health Burden of Ambient PM2.5 Concentrations in Virginia

Virginia-specific transportation emissions are estimated to cause negative health impacts valued at $750 million annually. Read more about the need to enact transportation reform in Virginia in this new report from The Energy Foundation and Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action.

The report found that particulate matter air pollution in the Commonwealth contributes to 3,000 premature deaths, 230,000 asthma exacerbations, 3,600 hospitalizations, and 1,600 emergency department visits annually, at a cost of $23 billion. It also analyzes and makes the case for several policies relating to transportation reform which would save lives, reduce emissions, improve air quality, and protect public health.

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