08 Sep '17, 10am

One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution:

By the Climate and Clean Air Coalition A new article in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives quantifies the global impact of long-term ozone exposure on respiratory mortality. It finds that in 2010, long-term outdoor exposure to ozone air pollution contributed to about 1 million premature respiratory deaths globally – or approximately one in five of all respiratory deaths . This is substantially larger than previous estimates. “This study highlights that exposure to ozone may make a substantially greater contribution to the global burden of disease than previously thought,” said Chris Malley, lead author of the study and researcher at Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York . Findings from this study were based on results from a recent analysis of the association of long-term ozone exposure and respiratory mortality in 670,000 adults, with a subs...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/stories/story/one-million-premature-d...

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