By Patrick Winn

More than 950 million years of human life. That’s the cost of bad air in Southeast Asia, where 99.9% of the regional population breathes pollution above World Health Organization standards. These are among the alarming findings in a new University of Chicago study. The World’s Patrick Winn reports.

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Areas of Focus: Environment
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Environment
Producing and using energy damages people’s health and the environment. EPIC research is quantifying the social costs of energy choices and uncovering policies that help protect health while facilitating growth.
Air Pollution
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Air Pollution
Air pollution from fossil fuel combustion poses a grave threat to human health worldwide. EPIC research is using real-world data to calculate the effects of air pollution on human health...
AQLI
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AQLI
Particulate air pollution is one of the most serious risks to human health globally. To help communicate those risks, the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) converts particulate air pollution into...