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the country. After the 1990 changes, the Act became more specific. For example, much focus was directed towards acidic rain, and the government put in place measures to reduce the release of Sulfur dioxide in the air. In addition, it focused on strategies to reduce depletion of the ozone layer. Economic Impact Results from various economic researches such as the EPA's Peer-Reviewed 2011 Study indicate that the benefits of the Clean Air Act are more significant than the costs of implementing the Act-related strategies (Deitchman, 2014). The economic welfare has improved since currently, the Act has helped in reducing illnesses that are caused by air pollution. Consequently, there has been an improvement since people are spending less on treatment and working effectively. Programs that have been implemented as a result of the Act have helped in reducing levels of the most significant pollutants including nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide. In the 1970-2015 timeframe, the total release of contaminants in the country dropped by around 70
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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 4 percent. Consequently, there has been an improvement in the quality of the air that Americans breath.
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