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US life expectancy dropped for the second consecutive year in 2021: Report

In the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the estimated American lifespan has shortened by nearly three years. The last comparable decrease happened in the early 1940s, during the height of World War II.

U.S. life expectancy dropped for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021, marking the first such trend since the early 1920s, according to a new government report.(AP)
U.S. life expectancy dropped for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021, marking the first such trend since the early 1920s, according to a new government report.(AP)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 11:20 AM IST

Ways to improve indoor air quality and reduce air pollution in your home

According to the Air Quality Life Index report, air pollution is reducing the life expectancy of Indians by five years, most of which are avoidable. Indoor air is sometimes ten times more polluted than outdoor air. Check these tips to improve indoor air quality and reduce air pollution in your home

Ways to improve indoor air quality and reduce air pollution in your home (Photo by Kate Darmody on Unsplash)
Ways to improve indoor air quality and reduce air pollution in your home (Photo by Kate Darmody on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 19, 2022 08:57 AM IST

Air pollution likely to cut 9 years of life expectancy of 40% of Indians

The study by University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute ascertains how much longer a person can live if they breathe clean air. It said that India's high levels of air pollution have expanded geographically over time.

Air quality has significantly worsened in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the study said.(Representative Photo)
Air quality has significantly worsened in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the study said.(Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 12:05 PM IST

US life expectancy plunged in 2020 by most since World War II

The figures capture the impact of a pandemic that’s been directly responsible for almost half a million American deaths.

A recent research paper found that the overall toll may be even higher once indirect effects are taken into account, including people who died because they delayed seeking treatment for other conditions.(Reuters/Photo for representation)
A recent research paper found that the overall toll may be even higher once indirect effects are taken into account, including people who died because they delayed seeking treatment for other conditions.(Reuters/Photo for representation)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 06:15 PM IST

Racial, ethnic disparities in Covid-19 impact on life expectancy

A study quantifies the disparate impacts of Covid-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.

A study quantifies the disparate impacts of Covid-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.(Unsplash)
A study quantifies the disparate impacts of Covid-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 15, 2021 01:12 PM IST
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