Air Pollution has a Higher Mortality Rate than Previously Estimated

New research has improved on our ability to estimate pollution exposure, and that new research concludes that previous estimates on the mortality from air pollution are far too low.

More than 8 million people died in 2018 from fossil fuel pollution, significantly higher than previous research suggested, according to new research from Harvard University, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester and University College London. Researchers estimated that exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel emissions accounted for 18 percent of total global deaths in 2018 — a little less than 1 out of 5.


These numbers don’t include additional pollution deaths due to ozone.

The last thing Utah needs is what would be the biggest new source of pollution in the modern history of the state, the inland port. The port is a give away of Utah tax payer money to corporations, developers and special interests, at the expense of the health and well being of every Wasatch Front resident. It will turn Salt Lake City of the 21st century into the Pittsburgh of the 1940s. It will tie our economic future to heavy industry and dirty energy. Big profits for a few, more air pollution for everyone else.