A recently published study in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives has found that even when the air pollution levels were within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) standards, increases in air pollution levels were associated with higher death rates.
From the study:
Conclusions: Using a mutually adjusted model, we estimated significant acute and chronic effects of PM2.5 exposures below current EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] standards. These findings suggest that improving air quality below current standards may benefit public health.
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