There Is No ‘Safe’ Level Of Pollution — Even Small Amounts Lead To Premature Death
"The air that we are breathing right now is harmful, it's toxic," said Francesca Dominici, a data scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Los Angeles Times:
Air Pollution Exposure May Hasten Death, Even At Levels Deemed 'Safe,' Study Says
The nationwide study of more than 60 million senior citizens linked long-term exposure to two main smog pollutants — ozone and fine particulate matter — to an increased risk of premature death. The analysis found no sign of a “safe” level of pollution, below which the risk of dying early tapered off. (Barboza, 6/28)