Outdoor air pollution is shortening lives by months, and in some cases, by more than a year.
These findings were released as the U.S. President is proposing loosening the air pollution controls from coal-fired power plants.
Air pollution is shaving months — and in some cases more than a year — off your life expectancy, depending on where you live, according to a study published Wednesday.
Worldwide, outdoor air pollution reduces the average life expectancy at birth by one year. The effect is much more pronounced in some countries: It cuts the average Egyptian’s life span by 1.9 years and the average Indian’s by 1.5 years. In Russia, it’s around nine months.
For the United States, it’s less, currently reducing the life expectancy of an American born today by a little more than four months on average.
Read More at the NY Times.