Everyone should be freaking out about air pollution. The death toll is astonishing. And that number could double by 2050.

Simply Breathing the Air Kills 3.3 Million People Every Year And that number could double by 2050. —By James West Wed Sep. 16, 2015 5:19 PM EDT On Monday, buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were shrouded in smog as Indonesian forest fires worsened. Joshua Paul/AP Air pollution kills 3.3 million people per year. And that number[…]

Around the world, outdoor air pollution by itself causes 3.3 million premature deaths a year

Around the world, outdoor air pollution causes 3.3 million premature deaths a year, predominantly in Asia, according to a new study published in Nature this week. Outdoor air pollutants – such as tiny particles less than 0.0025 millimeters in diameter called fine particulate matter – have been linked to long-term impacts on health. To estimate the contribution of different[…]

“By 2050, twelve people could die premature deaths from air pollution every minute.”… More people die from air pollution than Malaria and HIV/Aids, new study shows

More people die from air pollution than Malaria and HIV/Aids, new study shows More than 3 million people die prematurely each year from outdoor pollution and without action deaths will double by 2050 Chinese parents hold their young children receiving treatment for respiratory illness caused by smog in Hangzhou city. Photograph: Imaginechina/Corbis Damian Carrington @dpcarrington[…]

Air pollution in Europe costs $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, UN study shows.

28 April 2015 – The United Nations health agency reported today in first-of-its-kind study that air pollution across Europe is costing “a staggering” $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, which amounts to nearly one tenth of the region’s gross domestic product. The economic cost of the health impact of air pollution in Europe[…]

People living near 60 Freeway in Ontario breathe the worst air in the Southland

A new air monitoring site near the 60 Freeway in Ontario, a route frequently used by trucks, showed the highest concentrations of lung-damaging soot in the region. With its sprawl of tract homes, apartment complexes, shopping centers and warehouses, Ontario looks like many other communities in the Inland Empire and shares the same environmental woes,[…]

Air pollution in China is killing 4,000 people every day, a new study finds

Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for one in six premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated about 1.6 million people in China die each year from heart, lung and stroke problems because of incredibly polluted[…]

RIVERSIDE: Student to address air pollution at conference at UN

BY JOHN M. BLODGETT / CONTRIBUTING WRITER Published: Aug. 12, 2015 Updated: 3:50 p.m. Available at http://www.pe.com/articles/air-776698-piqueras-campaign.html   A UC Riverside doctorate student wants to convince the United Nations that clean air is as basic a human right as freedom of thought, access to education and equal protection of the law. This afternoon, he has five minutes[…]