Estimated Changes in Life Expectancy and Adult Mortality Resulting from Declining PM2.5 Exposures in the Contiguous United States: 1980–2010

Introduction Implementing the Clean Air Act has markedly improved outdoor air quality in the United States (U.S. EPA 2011a, 1997). The National Ambient Air Quality Standards for common air pollutants, first promulgated in the 1970s, set health-based ambient standards for six criteria pollutants: particulate matter, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NOx), … Continue reading Estimated Changes in Life Expectancy and Adult Mortality Resulting from Declining PM2.5 Exposures in the Contiguous United States: 1980–2010