Exploring North Carolina

Why Clean Air Matters

Season 14 Episode 4 | 28m 14s  | Video has closed captioning.

With growing populations and fossil-fuel-fired power plants built after World War II, the visibility in NC’s mountains and across much of the state was greatly diminished in the 1950s through the early 1970s. Particulates in the air caused measurable health problems for the young and old. We demonstrate why “costs” should be measured not just by visibility, but by lives saved and improved.

Aired: 11/21/19

Rating: NR

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Exploring North Carolina is a local public television program presented by PBS NC.

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