Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

Qian Di, M.S. and Francesca Dominici, Ph.D., discuss their recently published Original Article, "Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population." The entire Medicare population was used to establish a relationship between all-cause mortality and small particulate matter in the air. Even at concentrations below current air-quality standards, higher levels of particulate matter were associated with higher rates of death. Full study:

Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

5 thoughts on “Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

  1. Make sure to include “Nano Particulates” from the chemical compounds in “Geo Engineering”, “Climate Engineering” and
    “Stratospheric Aerosol Injection” The chemical compounds composed of Aluminum, Barium, Strontium and “Fly Ash”.
    This is just a small sampling of compounds associated with “Geo Engineering”. Which has been implicated in the destruction of Ozone at the North and South poles. In turn allowing Ultra Violet C band radiation to reach to Earth’s surface.

    • No doubt! But, note, PM2.5 is defined as any particle 2.5µm (2.5 micrometers) in aerodynamic diameter and smaller. So, it includes nano-particles. But, there are very few affordable monitors that can give us an idea of how many particles are 100 nanometers and smaller (the definition of a nano-particle the last I read). But, we do know that the average-sized particle produced from diesel combustion is 100 nanometers. I think we can continue to rely on PM2.5 measurments to be the reliable indicator of the presence of the most harmful nano-particulates. NOTE: Some research reveals that PM1 sized particles (i.e., particles smaller than 1µm) make of about 80% of PM2.5 particulate on average for anthropogenic combustion sources of emissions.

  2. Who ever controls the blending of test fuels controls the outcome of the study. This is why little effort to remove aromatics from our fuel supply is happening. Aromatics have the highest contribution to PAH, SOA, Ozone and PM 2.5 emissions from mobile sources.

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