Story at a glance Air pollution has been linked with a myriad of health conditions including diabetes, stillbirth and impaired lung development in children. To determine the extent of the pollutant…
“Air pollution resulting from fossil fuel combustion has been associated with a host of new and worsening illnessesincluding asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD. Now, new research from Boston College details to what extent air pollution has affected residents in Massachusetts.
Using public data and open-source software, researchers concluded air pollution is responsible for about 2,780 deaths each year in the state. They also found measurable cognitive loss among children exposed to the fine particulate matter.”
Gee, you mean to tell me sitting in a traffic jam inhaling the exhaust from the car in front of me going straight from their tailpipe directly into my air intake might be bad for my health?