Study: Even “Legal” Air Pollution Is Killing Older Americans

More than 3 million people worldwide die prematurely every year because of air pollution—most from cardiovascular diseases, respiratory illnesses, and lung cancer. In the United States, the Clean Air Act was signed into law in 1970 to regulate air pollution and create air quality standards that protect human health. But according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, for some Americans, especially those aged 65 and older, those standards may be inadequate.
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