May 06, 2023

Camfil Portland Air Filtration Experts Explain Air Quality Life Index

The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) quantifies the influence of air pollution on human life expectancy and offers policy recommendations to improve air quality.

The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) is a metric that offers a fresh perspective on air pollution. The AQLI, developed by the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute, allows us to understand the influence of air pollution on human life expectancy. It demonstrates the harmful consequences of air pollution and provides policy recommendations for increasing life expectancy.

According to the AQLI, particulate matter pollution is the the most significant environmental danger to human health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), lowering particulate matter pollution could result in a one-year improvement in life expectancy.

Despite the Clean Air Act's achievements, current studies reveal that most Americans continue to live in locations with dangerous pollution levels. In reality, 92.8% of the US population is exposed to pollution levels that exceed World Health Organization limits.

Policymakers and individuals can better understand the impact of air pollution on their communities and make informed decisions about how to limit exposure by using the AQLI. This helpful tool sheds new light on the importance of clean air and the potential advantages of lowering pollution levels.

Take control of your indoor air quality and protect yourself from the harmful effects of particle air pollution. With various science-backed air filtration solutions available, contact a Camfil air filtration representative today to determine the best system for your needs and keep your indoor air clean and safe.

Source: Air Quality Life Index Finds That Air Pollution Cuts Global Lifespan By 2 Years in 2022

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