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    Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death

    June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death

A new study of 60 million Americans — about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States — shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone increases the risk of premature death, even when that exposure is at levels below the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

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