Posted by: philadelphiadieseldifference | September 3, 2010

CARB Report Links PM2.5 to Premature Death

CARB Releases Report on PM2.5 and Premature Mortality in the State (August 31, 2010) – California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) released a report in which it estimates that approximately 9,000 people in California die prematurely each year as a result of exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Most of the 4 estimated premature deaths are in the South Coast Air Basin in southern California, where PM2.5 concentrations are high and where a large portion of California’s population lives. The region with the next largest number of premature deaths is the San Joaquin Valley, with the remainder distributed around the state. [For further information: 2010.pdf]


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