Air pollution triggers up to 33 million emergency room visits for asthma annually

Posted on 25 October 2018

Major new study quantifies the global burden of asthma linked to air pollution.

This is the first study to quantify the global burden of asthma linked to air pollution. It finds that air pollution triggers up to 33 million asthma-related emergency room visits annually, with the biggest impacts in South and East Asia. SEI researchers contributed to the paper in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Read a summary about the findings on the SEI website

Read the paper (open access, PDF)