Air pollution endangers lives of 6 in 10 Americans

Sixty per cent of Americans – 186.1 million people – live in areas where air pollution endangers lives, according to the 10th State of the Air report by the American Lung Association. Air pollution aggravates asthma and is a direct cause of heart attacks, which makes people living with lung and heart disease especially vulnerable. Some of the biggest sources of air pollution – dirty power plants, dirty diesel engines and ocean-going vessels – also accelerate global warming, the Lung Association concludes.


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