Green Power Would Save Infant Lives, Help Millions Of Kids Breathe: Report

"The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and clean power could save infants’ lives and help millions of children breathe easier, according to new research from the American Lung Association.

The organization said in a report released Wednesday that a transition to clean electricity and EVs would “dramatically improve” the health of children across the U.S.

The report predicts children’s health would improve if all new passenger vehicles sold by 2035 were zero-emission, all new trucks sold by 2040 were zero-emission and the country’s electric grid became powered by all clean energy by 2035.

From 2020 to 2050, the report found, clean energy investments could prevent up to 2.79 million pediatric asthma attacks, 147,000 pediatric acute bronchitis cases, more than 4 million respiratory symptoms and more than 500 infant mortality cases."

Lauren Irwin reports for The Hill February 21, 2024.

Source: The Hill, 02/22/2024