The Public Health Impact of Air Pollution in New Jersey

Publication Date: December 2004

Publisher: New Jersey Public Interest Research Group. Law and Policy Center

Author(s): Dena Mottola; Travis Madsen

Research Area: Environment

Keywords: air toxics; public health; Clean Cars Program

Type: Report

Coverage: New Jersey


Air pollution takes a significant toll on human health in New Jersey every year, shortening thousands of lives and sending thousands of people to area hospitals. The Public Health Impacts of Air Pollution in New Jersey 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.