Does residential greenness protect against the dangers of air pollution? | Duke Kunshan University

Does residential greenness protect against the dangers of air pollution?

Air pollution in China is the fourth-largest cause of death and disability combined. In a study, John Ji and Anna Zhu of the Environmental Research Center and colleagues assessed whether greenness protects against air pollution-related mortality. The findings, published by The Lancet Planetary Health, suggest people living in urban areas benefit more from greenness, while rural residents experience more harm from low-level air pollution.