Air pollution policy is often focused on controlling mass emissions, neglecting the differential health impacts from sources like residential particulate matter. A study now shows that the impacts from residential emissions are significantly higher compared with coal-fired power plants in China when toxicity is considered.
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Qiu, Y.L., Wang, Y.D. & Yuan, J. Accounting for toxicity. Nat Energy 7, 124–125 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00976-6