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Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death - Science Daily

Date: June 28, 2017; Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Summary: A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate ...and more »

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

The air Americans breathe has been getting cleaner for decades. But air pollution is still killing thousands in the U.S. every year, even at the levels allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a study out Wednesday. "We are now ...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 »

Air pollution limits in US inadequate to prevent deaths - Reuters

(Reuters Health) - With the Trump Administration threatening to loosen air pollution controls, a new study is showing that even existing rules are causing tens of thousands of extra deaths in the United States each year. A truck engine is tested for ...and more »

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

At a time when the Trump administration is moving to delay and dismantle air quality regulations, a new study suggests that air pollution continues to cut Americans' lives short, even at levels well below the legal limits set by the U.S. Environmental ...and more »

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

Air pollution continues to drive premature deaths in the United States with no level of exposure leaving humans unaffected, according to new research. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found a strong correlation between ...and more »

Ice-cream vans and parents in cars could be banned from 'idling' outside schools -

Parents are likely to be banned from leaving their cars idling while on the school run under new guidance from public health officials to prevent air pollution. Guidelines published today from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ...and more »

Fine motorists idling outside schools to cut air pollution, say health watchdogs - The Guardian

New official guidance also backs planting trees, supporting cycling and encouraging take-up of electric vehicles to tackle crisis that causes 40,000 early deaths a year. Damian Carrington Environment editor. @dpcarrington. Fri 30 Jun 2017 01.30 EDT ...and more »

Americans Still Dying From Air Pollution - Medscape

Long-term exposure to even the lowest levels of air pollution, well below national standards, is associated with increased mortality, a study of more than 60 million people shows. Racial minorities and those with low incomes are particularly vulnerable.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 »