ACT News 2017

road transportation pollution deaths

MIT: 53,000 Deaths from Road Pollution

September 14, 2013 in Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

MIT: ‘Air Pollution Causes 200,000 Early Deaths Each Year in the U.S. …
‘It Was Surprising to Me Just How Significant Road Transportation Was’
Air pollution from road transportation causes some 53,000 premature deaths per year, states an MIT report, followed closely by power generation, with 52,000. Air pollution from all sources, including tracked ground-level emissions from industrial smokestacks, marine and rail operations, and commercial and residential heating, causes about 200,000 early deaths each year.

This is a synopsis of an article published by MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment


  • Archives