Study: Improving Calif.’s Air Quality Would Save Thousands Of Lives Every Year
Out of everywhere in the country, Southern California has the most to gain from meeting stricter air quality standards.
Los Angeles Times:
Thousands Of Lives Could Be Saved In California By Stricter Air Pollution Limits, Study Finds
More than 2,000 Southern Californians die early each year from polluted air, and the region would benefit the most of anywhere in the country from reducing ozone and fine particle pollution below current federal limits, a new study has found. The analysis by scientists at New York University and the American Thoracic Society, released Wednesday, estimated that more protective air quality standards would prevent 3,632 deaths a year in California, more than one-third of the 9,320 early deaths linked to dirty air nationwide. (Barboza, 8/10)
The Press Enterprise:
Los Angeles Area's Air Quality The Deadliest In The Nation, Researchers Say
As Southern California continues to struggle through this summer’s unrelenting smog, a study released Wednesday gives a stark reminder of why air quality matters. Researchers believe that hundreds of people die each year because of Southern California’s poor air quality. Pollution levels routinely exceed the levels deemed safe by health professionals. (Danelski, 8/10)