The B.L. England power generating plant faces a May 1 deadline to reduce the amount of pollution from its coal-fired boilers or it may get shut down, reports the Cape May County Herald. According to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) green house emissions inventory list for 2010, the B.L. England was ranked 12th on a list of the top 20 polluters in the state for producing 603,727 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
The Clean Air Task Force claims the plant is responsible for an estimated 300 asthma attacks, 32 heart attacks and 13 premature death each year, reports the news source. Homeowners concerned about the negative health effects from the pollution the plant produces should consider investing in a home air purifier. The IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier reducing the toxins present in your home to limit long-term exposure.
Over the long-term, air pollution can cause chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver or kidneys. Invest in a home air purifier to protect loved ones by decreasing exposure to deadly pollutants.