Air Pollution Pumps up the Risk of Heart Attacks

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A new report from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants outlines a range of cardiovascular risks.

Particles in air pollution cause a wide range of damaging effects to the cardiovascular system.

That’s according to a new report from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP), which found poor air quality can increase blood pressure, make the blood more likely to clot, cause fatty build-up inside the arteries and even alter the heart’s normal electrical rhythm.

The organisation calls for more research to be conducted around the world in order to get a more precise understanding of the impact of air pollution on cardiovascular health.

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 The report shows long-term exposure to air pollution, in particular fine particulate matter,contributes to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths across the country every year.

Source: Energy Live News