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Air pollution shortens global life expectancy by nearly two years, study shows

Aerial view of factory spewing fumes

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Particulate air pollution causes people around the world to die nearly two years early, according to a newly updated report from the University of Chicago released Tuesday. The impacts are worst in Southeast Asia, where PM2.5 pollution shortens Indians’ and Bangladeshis’ life expectancy by more than five and six years, respectively. Political appointees within the US EPA are currently seeking to leave American PM2.5 limits unchanged, despite conclusions from career staff that strengthening those limits would save lives. (E&E $)

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