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Cars and trucks travel on a freeway in Los Angeles, California August 31, 2006 with the skyline of Los Angeles barely visible in background. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

New U.S. fuel standards aim to cut asthma, heart attacks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says will reduce asthma and heart attacks in the United States.

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The rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency will cut sulfur levels in gasoline by more than 60 percent and will be phased in between 2017 and 2025.

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