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Health of the Air Report

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Approximately 6,270 excess deaths, 15,300 excess morbidities, and 12,700,000 adversely impacted days in the United States each year are attributable to pollution exceeding ATS-recommended standards.  California alone is responsible for approximately half of the total estimated health impacts, while the next seven states with the greatest health impacts (Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, New York, and New Jersey) together contributed to approximately 29% of the total health estimates.