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A replicable strategy for mapping air pollution’s community-level health impacts and catalyzing prevention

Co-authored by GBPSR member Dr. Phillip J. Landrigan in the Environmental Health Journal


Air pollution was responsible for an estimated 6.7 million deaths globally in 2019 and 197,000 deaths in the United States. Fossil fuel combustion is the major source.


Mapping air pollution’s health impacts at the community level using publicly available data and open-source software will provide a replicable strategy for catalyzing pollution prevention.

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