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Adrienne Wald, Julie Kleber and Katie Cortes, “New York should lead on modern, clean transportation”

Buffalo News

As nurses who routinely see the negative health impacts of “dirty” transportation on our patients with asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart disease, we know we are in “code red” when it comes to the impacts that burning fossil fuels have on human health.

Dangerous local air pollutants that result from burning gasoline and diesel are already responsible for more than 2,000 hospital admissions for heart and lung problems and 6,000 emergency room visits for asthma per year in New York City alone.

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