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Pollution Costs Montana in Kids' Health Care

Monday, November 7, 2005
The University of Montana has put out its annual Kids Count report for 2005, addressing child mortality, uninsurance rates, economic status and, for the first time, health care costs from environmental pollutants. Montana spends an estimated $400 million annually for kids with lead poisoning, asthma, cancer, birth defects and other disorders.

The full article is at the Great Falls Tribune, and take a look at EWG's report on the costs of pollution in California, Smoggy Schools.

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