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223MIT: vehicle emissions cause 53,000 extra deaths a year

53,000 early deaths are attributed to exhaust from cars and trucks, annually.

AddCARB finds fine particle pollution leads to 9,000 premature deaths in California each year

It's not a myth. Pollution can lead to death. At least, that's what the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) report on fine particle pollution suggests. Titled "Estimate of Premature Deaths Associated with Fine Particle Pollution in California Using the United States Environmental Protection Agency Methodology," CARB's report finds that around 9,000 annual premature deaths in California can be associated with long-term exposure to fine particle pollution emitted by diesel-powered vehicles, eq

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