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How the Clean Air Act has saved $22 trillion in health-care costs

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Private-sector wellness firms now calculate the return on investments in their programs by estimating the effects the programs have had on both direct health care costs and  on worker productivity. Now analysts at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have taken a similar approach to determining how a federal air quality law, the Clean Air Act, affected the U.S. economy from 1970 to 1990.

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