HealthConnections: Air Pollution is Making People Sick

Jun 15, 2021

It is estimated that unhealthy air kills more than 200,000 people each year in the U.S. Worldwide, more than 6,000,000 people die prematurely each year because of air pollution. Bad air also contributes to millions of hospitalizations for Americans annually and contributes to a variety of health problems. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing. 

Select References: 

https://www.epa.gov/ground-level-ozone-pollution/health-effects-ozone-pollution

https://www.epa.gov/ground-level-ozone-pollution/ground-level-ozone-basics

https://www.lung.org/clean-air/outdoors/10-tips-to-protect-yourself

https://www.edf.org/health/health-impacts-air-pollution

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/why-you-should-care-air-quality-and-health

https://www.airnow.gov/air-quality-and-health/