Fine particles killing 9000 a year in California
Approximately 9,000 people in California die prematurely each year as a result of fine particle air pollution, a new report published 31 August by the California Air Resources Board has found. The report was issued as part of a periodic Environmental Protection Agency review of national air quality standards for fine particles (PM2.5). The report focused exclusively on premature deaths and did not consider additional health impacts or costs.
The full report: http://www.arb.ca.gov/