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| 26 June 2022, Sunday |

Air pollution cuts life expectancy by more than two years, according to a study

Chronic air pollution reduces worldwide life expectancy by more than two years per person, according to a research released on Tuesday, an effect equivalent to smoking and considerably worse than HIV/AIDS or terrorism.

The University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) reported that more than 97 percent of the world’s population lives in areas where air pollution exceeds recommended levels in its latest Air Quality Life Index, which used satellite data to measure levels of PM2.5, hazardous floating particles that damage the lungs.

 

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