The Health Impacts of Environmental Policy: The North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Act.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The North Carolina Clean Smokestacks Act and related policies led to substantial decreases of emitted air pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Improved air quality was associated with statewide improvements in respiratory, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular health in North Carolina. The effectiveness of environmental policies can be monitored for impact on both environmental and health outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kravchenko, J; Lyerly, HK; Ross, W

Published Date

  • 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 329 - 333

PubMed ID

  • 30228143

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-2559

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.18043/ncm.79.5.329


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States