Claim: Maryland deadliest state for air pollution

Show us a body, MIT! U.S. is clean and safe — and harms no one.

MarylandReporter reports:

Long-term exposure to air pollution leads a higher percentage of the population in Maryland to die prematurely than in any other state, according to a new study on the impact of air quality on health.

In a study released in late August, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that emissions from cars, trucks, industrial smokestacks, trains, boats, and commercial heating systems contribute to the death of 113 people per 100,000 population per year in Maryland—more than any other state.

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One thought on “Claim: Maryland deadliest state for air pollution”

  1. So 113 thousandths of a percent of the population dies “prematurely”. How young is premature? What determines how old is old enough to die? I certainly hope we’re not going for arithmetic mean of non violent/accidental deaths. Basic elementary school math says a lot more than one tenth of one percent of a population is going to be below the population average.

    Everytime I read one of these population health stats based study I’m reminded of an old Abbot and costello bit about paying the rent.
    13 X 7 = 28

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