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New Yorkers Are Dying from Air Pollution Caused by Other States

A new study in Nature is one of the first to examine premature mortality due to drifting combustion outputs.

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Roughly half of deaths related to poor air quality in the United States occur in states where the pollution did not originate, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature.

The study found that New York experienced the largest number of premature deaths from air pollution created outside the state—3,800 in 2018. Wyoming most consistently produced pollution that affected the heath of those in other states. North Dakota and West Virginia were also found to be offenders.