321 US citizens killed every year due to aviation emissions
Montréal, Canada - These are the preliminary results of a study conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(WAPA) - Yesterday, on the occasion of the "ICAO Colloquium on Aviation Emissions" (see AVIONEWS), Ian A. Waitz, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), illustrated the alarming results of an ongoing study conducted by the institute itself.
According to the first available data, the pollution caused by aviation emissions seems to cause the death of 321 US citizens, with bronchitis affliction for other 129, for a total US government expense equal to USD 1.8 billion.
Waitz moreover evidenced that the emissions generated by ground vehicles cause 26,500 deaths per year, representing a remarkable more dangerous cause of premature deaths.