“In 2015, ambient pollution, in the form of smog and particulate matter, was the fifth leading cause of mortality worldwide, resulting in 4.2 million premature deaths.”

“’What people don’t realize about pollution and air quality is how local it is,’ Lacombe says. Unlike the weather, he adds, air quality isn’t consistent across a city; it fluctuates block by block. Busy roads, for example, will have worse air quality than quiet, car-free streets due to emissions from traffic-jammed cars, and the blocks around a coal-burning plant or factory will often contain unhealthy levels of particulate matter in the air.”

Read more at FastMoney.com Will Air-Quality Monitoring Be The Next Health Tracking Craze?, by Eillie Anzilotti.

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