Trees Save 870 Lives a Year, Provide Health Effects Worth $7B

July 29, 2014 12:09 PM

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Trees Save 870 Lives a Year, Provide Health Effects Worth $7B

Trees save 870 lives a year and prevent 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, according to a new study.

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

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