Maryland has nation's highest rate of death from air pollution
An MIT report released in August found that Marylanders die as a result of air pollution at a higher rate than resident of any other state, according to a MarylandReporter.com report.
The study found that Maryland residents die at a rate of 113 per 100,000 people, the highest such rate in the United States. Baltimore's air pollution was especially deadly, killing at a rate of 130 per 100,000 people. The Charm City's air pollution was deadlier than that in Los Angeles, New York and D.C.
Other Maryland cities like Montgomery Village, Frederick and Reisterstown had rates of death from air pollution similar to Baltimore. The small town of Magnolia, in Northeast Maryland, had the deadliest air pollution in the state with a rate of 140 deaths per 100,000 people.