To the environment!
Ohio tops a list of 20 states most affected by toxic air pollution, according to a report by two leading American environment groups. Pennsylvania and Florida are also at a high risk from toxic emissions spewing from coal and oil-fired power plants, reports Reuters.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Physicians for Social Responsibility led the report that was released on Wednesday. They noted electricity generation and chemical processing as the top reasons for dangerous emission, which leads to or worsens ailments like asthma and cancer, according to Reuters.
Dan Lashof, director of the climate center at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Reuters, “Power plants are the biggest industrial toxic air polluters in our country, putting children and families at risk by dumping deadly and dangerous poisons into the air we breathe.”