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Nationwide study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death - HSPH News

Boston, MA – A new study of 60 million Americans—about 97% of people age 65 and older in the United States—shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone increases the risk of premature death, even when that ...and more »

Air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed 'safe,' study says - Los Angeles Times

Even at levels considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, the fine particulates and ozone in air pollution were associated with premature risk of death, according to a new Harvard study. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times). At a time ...and more »

Even 'Safe' Pollution Levels Can Be Deadly - New York Times

Just how bad is air pollution for you? A study of more than 60 million Medicare recipients has found that even pollution levels below those generally considered safe increase the risk for premature death. Using satellite, meteorological and other data ...and more »

US Air Pollution Still Kills Thousands Every Year, Study Concludes - NPR

A comprehensive study of air pollution in the U.S. finds it still kills thousands a year, and disproportionately affects poor people and minorities. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images. A ...and more »

Parents face fines for leaving car engine running on school run in radical air pollution plans -

Parents who leave their car engines running while on the school run will be fined under radical new plans to cut air pollution. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England say “no-idling zones” should be brought in ...and more »

Air Pollution Is Still Killing People in the United States - TIME

Downtown highrise buildings are shown cloaked in dirty air shortly after sunrise September 11, 2002 in Los Angeles. David McNew—Getty Images. By Justin Worland. June 28, 2017. TIME Health. For more, visit TIME Health. Air pollution continues to drive ...and more »

New Study of US Residents Over 65 Underscores Link Between Air Pollution and Premature Death - Yale Environment 360

A study of 60 million Americans over the age of 65 estimates that thousands of people are still dying prematurely each year because they are breathing polluted air. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health ...and more »

Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for US Seniors - HealthDay

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may shorten the lives of American seniors, even in areas where levels fall below national safety standards, new research indicates. Although it's possible that factors other than air pollution ...and more »

Study: Even Low-Level Air Pollution Kills the Elderly - MedPage Today

Long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone was associated with an increased risk of death among Medicare beneficiaries, even for exposures below National Ambient Air Quality Standards, reported researchers. Analysis of ...and more »

'Ban parents from leaving engines on', says guidance - BBC News

Parents should be banned from leaving the car running while waiting outside school gates, to cut air pollution, according to official health guidance. The guidance also calls for councils to set up clean-air zones that could ban the most polluting ...and more »