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Higher gas prices may save lives

A 20 percent increase in gasoline prices may be associated with nearly 2,600 fewer deaths nationally from motor-vehicle crashes and air pollution, suggests a study by public health researchers Paul Leigh and Estella M. Geraghty published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. A simulation model estimated that the higher gas prices would result in 1,994 fewer deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 600 fewer deaths from air pollution.

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