"Our analysis shows that the most vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries are those who suffer from chronic conditions and have high health care spending," said Julian Reif, a UI professor of finance and a faculty member of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. "We estimate that members of the most vulnerable group -- those with a life expectancy of less than one year -- are over 30 times more likely to die from pollution than the typical Medicare beneficiary." … [Read more...] about Study examines mortality costs of air pollution in U.S.
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Nonetheless, air pollution has remained "an awful constant" for Italian major urban centers, with 67 of them entering the national ranking for breaking limits (for one or both pollutants) at least once in the 10-year period analyzed. … [Read more...] about Several Italian cities exceeding air pollution limits: report
Anita Dhole, one of the residents, said the readings from the area revealed that the daily average concentration of benzene was as high as 256 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m3). The safe limit for 24 hours is 5µg/m3. Dhole was speaking at a panel discussion and art exhibition – Breathless: An Artistic Call To India’s Air Pollution Crisis – at the Bombay Art Society, organised by citizens’ group, Clean Air Collective. “We are asking for our right to live and breathe clean air. Almost every family has at least one member suffering from an ailment and incurs a monthly cost of ₹7,000 on treatments, especially pertaining to skin problems. We continue to live in hell,” said Dhole. … [Read more...] about Pollutants in Mahul air 50 times above safe limit, say locals
Irked over “unsatisfactory state of affairs”, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the commissioner of Malegaon Municipal Corporation, District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police, the member secretary of State pollution control board, and the managing director of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd to appear in person on February 24. … [Read more...] about No effective steps taken to check industrial pollution in Malegaon: NGT
The goals of the initiative, which was announced in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday, are to eliminate "problematic or unnecessary" plastics by putting in place a "clear, concrete roadmap for implementation of this agenda" by 2025. local media reported.. … [Read more...] about UNWTO launches initiative to cut down global tourism plastics pollution