Air pollution death toll to soar

September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/23/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 7, p641
Academic Journal
The article reports on the anticipation of the Canadian Medical Association that about 21,000 citizens will die in the year 2008 because of air pollution that will rise up to 39,000 and an increase in economic costs of air pollution from $8 billion to $18 billion by year 2031. Accordingly, the extrapolations was based on a set of algorithms created by a cooperative unit for the Ontario Medical Association last year 2000, derived from the combined health effects and economic costs of ozone and particulate matter pollutants.


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