According to Environmental Health News, around the world, breathing a variety of air pollutants – in some cases for a single day – increases the chance that people will suffer heart attacks, according to a new analysis published Tuesday.
For the first time, scientists analyzed previous studies from five continents to verify and quantify the links between air pollution and heart health.
Published on Valentine’s Day, the new study shows that the human heart is perhaps the most vulnerable part of the body when it comes to air pollution.
Dr. Jesus Araujo, an assistant professor of medicine and director of environmental cardiology at UCLA, said there is now “more than enough evidence” from human, animal and cellular studies that air pollution kills.
One of the most important findings of the new research is that it confirms that heart attacks increase even when exposures to worsening air quality are short in duration. “We don’t have to be exposed for weeks or months or years,” Araujo said.
The American Environmental Protection Agency, as well as their European counterparts, estimates that indoor air is 2 to 5 times as polluted as air on the outside of the window.
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