Air Pollution Resulting into Early Deaths in US
According to the claims coming from the new MIT study, air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in the US.
Yes, the study has openly claimed that approx two Lakh Americans die early every year due to air pollution. Researchers explained that the people who die due to air pollution-related causes die a decade earlier than they otherwise might have.
Above claims have recently come from the researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment. The scientist's team was following a study in which they have been tracking the ground-level emissions from various sources.
Industrial smokestacks, vehicle tailpipes, marine and rail operations, and commercial and residential heating were all being analyzed throughout the US. They have noticed that the most severe contribution to the death rate is being made by the emissions from the road transportation.
Their results have showcased that air pollution is causing approx 200,000 early deaths every year out of which 53,000 premature deaths occur due to road transportation emission and other 52,000 due to power generation.
Moreover, their state-by-state analysis has also shown that California has been worst hit among all.
"In the past five to 10 years, the evidence linking air-pollution exposure to risk of early death has really solidified and gained scientific and political traction", said Mr. Steven Barrett, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT.
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