9,700 deaths in 2018 caused by worsening air pollution

9,700 deaths in 2018 caused by worsening air pollution

As per a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, almost 10,000 premature deaths occurred last year in the US due to an increase in the amount of pollutants in the air. Closely related to this is the fact that particulate matter air pollution, which fell 24% in the US from 2009 to 2016, increased 5.5% the next two years.

Pierre
Pierre
Biased comment
Biased comment 3 months

Correlation does not equal causation! ugh

Obvy.
Obvy. 3 months

inhaling smoke directly from wildfires probably isn't not pollution technically I guess

America
America 3 months

Ban air!

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 3 months

Maybe the pollution is just like the economy? The liberals say that the uptick in the economy is due to Obama not Trump.

porcus
porcus 3 months

whut

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 3 months

Wrong.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 3 months

Now that's more of a reason to verge away from heavy polluting facilities. Not Climate Change!

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 3 months

No problem! Trump will just use a sharpie to change the numbers, then fire everybody at that agency.

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