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Ask the Experts: How Reducing Soot Pollution Can Save Lives

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Soot are minuscule particles emitted into the air by coal-fired power plants and other dirty sources of combustion. Dr. Christopher Lillis, an internal medicine doctor based in Virginia, explains why soot is hazardous to our public health, how it affects regular people and the benefits of reducing soot pollution through new Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

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