May 2, 2022

New AQLI Leadership Underscores Mission to Provide Data for Change

Christa Hasenkopf, whose career has focused on providing communities around the world with clean air data and resources, is the new director of the Air Quality Life Index.

In the News

April 19, 2022

via Inside Climate News

In South Asia, Vehicle Exhaust, Agricultural Burning and In-Home Cooking Produce Some of the Most Toxic Air in the World

The Air Quality Life Index estimates hazardous air quality levels have reduced life expectancy throughout the Indo-Gangetic plain by seven years.

In the News

April 19, 2022

via New York Times

Enough About Climate Change. Air Pollution Is Killing Us Now.

In an opinion piece in the New York Times, Binyamin Appelbaum, notes findings from the AQLI that air pollution cuts 2.2 years off the average human life.

In the News

April 13, 2022

via Mashable Pakistan

Pakistan’s Rising Air Pollution Prompts Concern

According to the AQLI, ​​Pakistan ranks as the world’s fourth most polluted country.

In the News

April 12, 2022

via Thomson Reuters Foundation

In ‘World’s Most Polluted City’, Indian Workers Unaware of Toxic Air

Data from the AQLI finds air pollution can reduce the life expectancy of 40% of Indians by more than 9 years.

In the News

March 25, 2022

via People's Daily Online

China’s War Against Pollution Extraordinarily Successful: University of Chicago Researcher

"China's air pollution reductions account for more than three-quarters of the global decline in pollution since 2013," EPIC's Guojun said in a recent interview with People' Daily Online.

In the News

March 15, 2022

via China Environment News


EPIC-China Director of Research, Guojun He, is interviewed by China's Ministry of Environment and Ecology.


March 7, 2022

Pollution Cuts Thai Life Expectancy Short by As Much As 3 Years

According to new data from the AQLI, air pollution is shortening the average Thai resident’s life expectancy by 1.8 years relative to what it would be if the WHO guideline was permanently met.

In the News

March 5, 2022

via Thai PBS

งานวิจัย ชี้คนไทยเผชิญ “มลพิษอากาศ – PM2.5” หนัก ทำอายุสั้นลง เกือบ 2 ปี

ผลศึกษา Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) มหาวิทยาลัยชิคาโก สหรัฐฯ พบ คนไทยเผชิญมลพิษทางอากาศหนักกว่าเกณฑ์ที่ WHO กำหนดถึง 5 เท่า ห่วงยิ่งปล่อยไว้ ไม่แก้จริงจัง ประชาชนเจอปัญหาสุขภาพเพิ่มขึ้น อายุสั้นลง

In the News

February 24, 2022

via China Dialogue

Olympic Gains: Study Highlights China’s Progress on Air Pollution Since 2008

“The air people in Beijing breathe today is dramatically cleaner than it was during the last Olympics, allowing residents to live longer, healthier lives,” said EPIC Director Michael Greenstone.