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ATS and Marron Institute Report: Thousands of Lives Would Be Saved If Counties Met ATS Clean Air Standards

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The "ATS and Marron Institute Report: Estimated Excess Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Air Pollution above ATS-Recommended Standards, 2013-2015" is published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The new report builds on the two organizations' 2016 "Health of the Air Report" by using the latest air quality data available. The latest report includes two new measures--short-term PM2.5 and lung cancer incidence--to give a clearer picture of how air pollution impacts health in the U.S.

Read the news release here.

Last Reviewed: February 2018