Gas-powered building equipment fuels poses serious public health risks March 28, 2024

Oregon Capital Chronicle

Implementing healthy air standards would significantly improve air quality across Oregon, reducing asthma and other pollution-related health issues and decrease health care costs. The total health cost of fossil fuel heating equipment amounts to almost $88 million annually, according to a new report by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Verde, Oregon Sierra Club and others. When considering climate damages from burning fossil fuels in homes and businesses, along with health costs, the total cost for Oregonians is staggering – approximately $1.1 billion annually.

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