Study: Particle pollution in air kills thousands

Environment

A new study is out linking particulate matter air pollution to hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.

The EPA defines particulate matter as the mix of solid and liquid droplets floating in the air. It can come from coal and natural gas-fired plants, as well as cars, agriculture, unpaved roads, construction, and wildfires.

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The study linked air pollution exposure to more than 107,000 premature deaths in the U.S. in 2011.
 

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