The number of deaths related to air pollution in the United States shrank by 47 percent between 1990 and 2010, dropping from 135,000 per year to 71,000, according to new research published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. The decline in mortality is attributable to stricter regulations and improvements in air quality, the authors of the study concluded. This is despite increases in the country’s population, energy use, and car travel.
Original Title: U.S. Air Pollution Deaths Nearly Halved Over Two Decades
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