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Particulate matter air pollution and national and county life expectancy loss in the USA: A spatiotemporal analysis

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  • Exposure to fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) continues to harm the health of Americans.
  • Study based on population-wide US data from 1999 to 2015 linked PM2.5 pollution to an estimated 15,612 deaths in females and 14,757 in males.
  • The study is observational and cannot prove causality, but it still shows that lowering PM2.5 pollution could benefit the health of the entire US population.

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