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Increased air pollution cuts victims' lifespan by a decade, costing billions

20:00 EDT 2 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Elsevier) One of the benefits to cutting fossil fuel consumption is lowering air pollution. A new study in the August issue of Ecological Indicators shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years -- more than previously thought. But the estimated economic cost of this differs wildly between the US and the EU because of the calculations used.

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