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Clean Air Transport Rule could cut down on dangerous emissions

Air pollution has been a concern for decades, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently finished drafting a set of regulations to reduce smog as a result of coal power plants. If the White House approves of the new rules, coal plants in Eastern states that exceed the maximum concentration of air contaminants will be required to install new pollution controls, according to The New York Times.

The White House is expected to announce its decision by June. The regulations, also known as the Clean Air Transport Rule, could dramatically reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. Nitrogen oxides are specifically dangerous because they cause disruptions in the ozone layer that result in ground-level smog.

Air pollution can negatively affect individuals who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma. However, clean air regulations are helping more people breathe easier across the country.

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With this air purifier, homeowners can remove everything from cigarette smoke to pollen from up to 900 square feet. The IQAir HealthPro Plus can be especially beneficial to those who are living with asthma.