Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2. 1 million deaths per year

16 junio 2015

Improving air quality — in clean and dirty places — could potentially avoid millions of pollution-related deaths each year. That finding comes from a team of environmental engineering and public health researchers who developed a global model of how changes in outdoor air pollution could lead to changes in the rates of health problems such as heart attack, stroke and lung cancer. The researchers were surprised to find the importance of cleaning air not just in the dirtiest parts of the world — which they expected to find — but also in cleaner environments like the United States, Canada and Europe.