Illustration of a gasoline pump on a white background with black text integrated into its shape.
In the 1990’s the United States began addressing the issue of smog in large cities. Lives Per Gallon is a book written by Terry Tamminen analyzing the impacts of fossil fuel pollution on human health and the environment from the 1990’s to 2006 that addresses the studies performed. In a “1997 study estimates that smog pollution is responsible for more than 6 million asthma attacks in the United States each year plus 159000 emergency room visits and 53000 hospitalizations.” Other results found that people living in areas of high smog density were more likely to develop asthma. In short, the effects of smog were so apparent that the common question became how many lives will the poison from smog take before we change our habits?
Tamminen, T. (2006). Lives per gallon: The true cost of our oil addiction. ProQuest Ebook Central https://ebookcentral.proquest.com