Does Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Increase Death and Disease and Reduce Life Expectancy?

by Indur M. Goklany

Periodically, we are flooded with reports of air pollution episodes in various developing countries, accompanied by claims of air pollution’s staggering death toll and associated reductions in life spans. On June 22, 2022, CBS News based on the 2022 update to an annual University of Chicago Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) report, reported that air pollution was “slashing 10 years of life expectancy in Delhi, the world’s most polluted city.”

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Does Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Increase Death and Disease and Reduce Life Expectancy?

Indur M. Goklany is a Member of the CO2 Coalition. Dr. Goklany has written extensively on the interactions between globalization, economic development, environmental quality, technological change, climate change and human well-being. His books include “The Improving State of the World: Why We’re Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet” and “The Precautionary Principle: A Critical Appraisal of Environmental Risk Assessment.” He holds degrees in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay. 


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