Trees May Prevent 670,000 Incidences Of Acute Respiratory Symptoms Annually

July 27, 2014 2:43 AM

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Trees are believed to save 870 lives a year and prevent 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms.

The study, conducted by the United States Forest Service and collaborators, was the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported.

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