How Likely is a Heart Attack after Exposure to High levels of Air Pollution?


Outdoor Air Pollution and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Okayama, Japan (Abstract, Takashi Yorifuji, Etsuji Suzuki, Saori Kashima, Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Oct. 2014)
Also discussed here: High-pollution days linked to increased risk of cardiac arrest (ScienceDaily, Oct. 7, 2014)

Today we review research into the risk of heart attacks after several days of high levels of air pollution. Results indicate a greater risk of between 17 and 40% after exposure to particulate matter or ozone respectively.

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NEW YORK CITY’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ADMINISTRATION’S MOBILE LAB MEASURES AIR POLLUTION LEVELS IN CONGESTED… – NARA – 549898 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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