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ALA study pushes California to reduce air pollution

Cars have long been known to be the cause of air pollution across the country, and new statistics show that reducing pollution may pay off - literally. A report recently released by the American Lung Association in California (ALA-California) shows that the state can save approximately $6 billion in healthcare costs by increasing car emissions standards, according to ABC affiliate News 10.

"State government and local governments should do whatever they can to serve as a role model and to bring these cleaning models, ah, zero emission plug in electric vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles into their fleets," Bonnie Holmes-Gen, ALA-California representative, told the news source.

Pollution created by cars can have devastating effects on individuals who live with respiratory conditions such as asthma. However, air purifiers can help rid the atmosphere of pollutants in the home and make it easier to breathe.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus is designed to remove dust, pollen and harmful toxins from up to 900 square feet of surrounding space. Its HyperHEPA filter can trap ultra-fine particles that are less than 0.3 microns in size, creating a safer space to breathe.