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After coal and oil plants shut down in California, premature birthrates also dropped
New research released on Tuesday shows that in a very short amount of time, communities in the shadow of the fossil fuel plants can begin to see health benefits—if those fossil fuel plants are closed down. Inside Climate News reports that a new study “found that the rate of premature births dropped from 7 to 5.1 percent after the plants were shuttered, between 2001 and 2011. The most significant declines came among African American and Asian women.” This study goes onto the mountain of accumulating evidence showing how air quality, amongst other things, is an enormous factor in our public health.

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Coal and oil power plant retirements in California associated with reduced preterm birth among populations nearby