New study shows air pollution reduces global life expectancy by more than a year

Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of UT Austin environmental engineers and public health researchers. The team, led by Engineering Prof. Joshua Apte, studied air pollution data and lifespan for the first time, concluding that improved air quality could extend life expectancy around the world. For more, read a press release announcing their findings and articles in the New York Times and the Houston Chronicle.