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Premature Deaths per Year Caused by Air Pollution in France: What the Figures Say

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In 2018, the French Government adopted the results of an official study conducted in 2016 by the French public health agency (Santé public France, SpF), which concluded that the air pollution measured in 2007-2008 was responsible for 48,000 premature deaths [1]. This pollution was more attributable to "fine particles" than to ozone levels. The study was based on a US method known as a "Quantitative Health Impact Assessment (QHIA)" based on US "cohort monitoring".