Traffic -Related Air Pollution and Heart Rate Variability


Traffic-related air pollution exposures and changes in heart rate variability in Mexico City: A panel study (26 page pdf, Kyra Naumoff Shields, Jennifer M Cavallari, Megan J Hunt, Mariana Lazo, Mario Molina, Luisa Molina and Fernando Holguin, Environmental Health, Jan. 18, 2013)

Today we review an article that looked at the impact of exposure to traffic emissions over several hours on heart rate variability. Results indicate that traffic can cause acute changes in HRV which in turn has an impact on heart disease and premature death, especially for older people.

Carlos Lazo ave., main entrance to Santa Fe, M...

Carlos Lazo ave., main entrance to Santa Fe, Mexico City. The avenue was completed in 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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