The National Bureau of Economic Research released a report earlier this month, detailing the positive impact that low ozone levels have on farm workers.
Read more from the New York Times here:
The study found that on average, when ozone levels declined by 10 parts per billion — approximately the level of tightening proposed by the E.P.A. — worker productivity climbed 4.2 percent. Extrapolating from that result, an across-the-board reduction of 10 parts per billion might yield a $1.1 billion annual increase in economic value in the nation’s agricultural sector.
The authors conclude that regulation of pollution can be considered an investment in human capital, “and thus a tool for promoting, rather than retarding, economic growth.”
You can read the rest of the article on the NY Times website.