American Thoracic Society – Tighter Air Pollution Standards May Save Thousands of Lives, Greatly Improve Public Health

Interesting commentary in

about reducing urban pollution.

In terms of deaths averted per person, NYC comes across very well vs LA & New Haven (10x better!), viz:

City Deaths-Averted City-Population Ratio URL
New Haven 55 130660 0.0004209
Phoenix 598 1513000 0.0003952
LA 1341 3884000 0.0003453
NYC 282 8406000 0.0000335

However, I probably have the wrong values for the relevant populations (ie should have used metro-area).

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