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A study tell us the obvious

A new study has found that,

A new study has found that, brace yourself, pollution causes people to get sick. But, it is definately interesting to see the huge costs that society takes on from the pollution of plants:

As many as 1.5 million people are sickened by bacterial pollution on Southern California beaches each year, resulting in millions of dollars in public health care costs, a new study has found…”This helps us understand (the) risks and identify beaches where cleanup can yield the most benefit,” said Linwood Pendleton, an environmental economist at UCLA and an author of the study…Healthcare costs for illnesses related to beach bacteria range from an estimated $21 million to $414 million annually, depending on the method of reporting used, researchers found. Those estimates include direct losses, including missed work, medical treatment costs and doctor visits.

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