A recent study published in Lancet Planetary Health estimates that over 99% of the global population is exposed to unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Almost all parts of the world have annual PM2.5 concentrations that exceed the World Health Organization's recommended air quality guidelines, with only 0.001% of the population, or about 1 out of every 1,000 people, breathing air that is considered 'safe'. CHI Director, Dr. Susan Anenberg, and CHI Co-Director, Dr. Neelu Tummala, were quoted in the following articles on this new study:
- CHI Director and Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health, Dr. Susan Anenberg, was quoted in the Forbes article "Nearly Nowhere On Earth Safe From Air Pollution, Study Finds."
- CHI Co-Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Neelu Tummala, was quoted in The Washington Post article "Nearly everyone is exposed to unhealthy levels of tiny air pollutants, study says."