State Report Links More Deaths to Air Pollution
Fine particle pollution is 70% more dangerous than previously believed and could be responsible for as many as 24,000 deaths annually in California, according to new state estimates. Officials say the findings could lead state regulators to propose even tighter emission limits in the state, which already has the country's strictest controls and the worst air pollution.
- "Bigger Health Risk Found in Airborne Specks" (Bowman, Sacramento Bee, 5/22).
- "Up to 24,000 Deaths a Year in California Are Linked to Air Pollution" (Wilson, Los Angeles Times, 5/22).
- "State: Particle Air Pollution Worse for Health Than Thought" (AP/Contra Costa Times, 5/21).