"Legal" air pollution may also kill. (particulate pollution within legal limits has measurable public health consequences)

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 03:42.

Even in cities whose air quality meets federal standards, air pollution may contribute to death rates from lung cancer and cardiopulmonary disease, researchers say.  -      the answer is  "no" norm: Question of the day: does it make sense to build public-subsidized housing near pollution? - Submitted by Norm Roulet on December 23, 2009 - 6:00am

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"Legal" air pollution may also kill. (particulate pollution within legal limits has measurable public health consequences)

The scientists monitored the quality of air--and the number of deaths among 8,111 residents--in six U.S. cities for 11 to 16 years. The city with the worst air pollution, Steubenville, Ohio, had a 26 percent higher mortality rate than Portage., Wis., which had the least air pollution, they report in the Dec. 9 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. In fact, pollution probably shortens Steubenville residents' life spans by one to two years says epidemiologist and report coauthor Douglas W. Dockery of the ...

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reduction in exposure to ambient fine-particulate air pollution

"Conclusions
A reduction in exposure to ambient fine-particulate air pollution contributed to
significant and measurable improvements in life expectancy in the United States."

Here is the report Guy references - 760 KB PDF - "Fine-Particulate Air Pollution 
and Life Expectancy in the United States"

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