Friday, February 1, 2013

Freakonomics and the "Health Upside of Natural Gas"

Yesterday, a new post on the Freakonomics web site cited a working paper for an academic study that shows a correlation between increased use of natural gas for home use and decreased infant mortality in Turkey.  It makes sense when you think that gas is largely replacing coal and other "low tech" fuels like burning wood that cause poor air quality.

Given the contentious nature of any "conversation" about natural gas these days, I doubt this will be the last we hear on the subject.

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