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Publication Date: April 2006

Publisher(s): PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Author(s): Travis Madsen; Nathan Willcox

Funder(s): Energy Foundation

Funder(s): Energy Foundation

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)

Keywords: public health; air toxics

Type: Report

Coverage: Pennsylvania


Air pollution takes a significant toll on human health in Pennsylvania every year, shortening thousands of lives and sending thousands of people to area hospitals. Air Pollution and Public Health in Pennsylvania estimates the number of premature deaths, hospital admissions, asthma attacks, missed work days and other health consequences of air pollution in the state, recommending a series of steps toward cleaner air.