Air pollution kills you faster then global war

U.S. researchers have said that air pollution, primarily caused by burning fossil fuels, is the world’s top killer. The findings were published in the University of Chicago’s Air Quality Life Index on Monday and they represent an attempt to find out the extent to which tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten life. Across the globe, the average person is losing 1.8 years of life expectancy due to particulate pollution exceeding the WHO’s guideline and that’s worse than first-hand cigarette smoke, alcohol, HIV/AIDs and conflict. Read more

Introducing the Air Quality Life Index

Twelve Facts about Particulate Air Pollution, Human Health, and Global Policy

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