By: Hemanth Ramesh November, 25, 2019
Climate change and the ever-increasing pollution levels have been having a significant impact on people’s health. Gavop compares the average health insurance rates of the 10 most polluted states in the U.S.
The number of people in the U.S. who have died due to pollution-related causes is much higher than automobile fatalities, according to data analyzed from a report published by the National Acadamy of science. About 107,000 people die from air pollution each year, while 36,560 people died from car crashes in 2018 according to the NHTSA.
According to data from Airnow, 39% of the U.S. population lives in areas with unhealthy air. Louisiana was found to be the state in the U.S. with the worst quality of air. Moreover, the average health insurance premium was found to be $5,926 in Louisiana, which was about $1000 above the national average. Citizens in Tennessee paid the highest average health insurance rate at $6,318, which was $1,378 higher than the national average.