Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says
Press release: Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says Air pollution is known to have negative -- even deadly -- effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing pollution can kill, even at levels below air quality guidelines.
Now, a new study shows that air pollution produced in one state often blows across state lines, and can contribute to health issues and even premature deaths hundreds of miles away.
The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, found that, on average, around half of the early deaths in the US linked to pollution actually occur outside the borders of the state where the toxic air originated.
The study was led by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the
Delft University of Technology, and the University of California, Davis.