Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels not only will put the brakes on global warming, but would also benefit public health, according to an international group of scientists. "There is little doubt that air pollution from current patterns of fossil-fuel use for electricity generation, transport, industry, and housing are already sickening or killing millions throughout the world," writes Luis Cifuentes, of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, and colleagues. The research team reports on how cutting pollution could benefit public health over the next two decades in several cities across the world (www.umich.edu , August 18).
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