Table 1 Annual health events attributable and cost of PM2.5 exposure compared to background levels (2005–2007)

From: Advancing environmental exposure assessment science to benefit society

Health effect Age group Events Valuation
Premature mortality 30 and older 3200 $30,772,770,000
Hospital admissions for respiratory 20 and older 1200 $38,000,000
Hospital admissions for cardiovascular 40 and older 920 $34,770,000
Emergency department visits for asthma Under 18 2400 $1,020,000
Emergency department visits for asthma 18 and older 3600 $1,530,000