New study: Pollution could be responsible for deaths

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 10:47am

Pollution could be directly responsible for the deaths of more than two million people around the world each year.

According to a new study most of these deaths are caused by fine particulate matter that can lodge deep in the lungs. That in turn could cause cancer and other respiratory diseases according to the research published in the Journal of Environmental Research Letters.

The research also showed that a reduction in fine particulate matter in the U.S. could reduce heart failure hospitalizations and save a third of a billion dollars a year.


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