Air Pollution Ups the Risk of Sudden Heart Attack

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A cyclist in London wearing a protective mask to filter out pollution.

The dirtier the air, the more likely people are to suffer sudden heart attacks, researchers have found.  Particulate matter – tiny specks of soot, dust, and other pollutants in the air that can be breathed deep into the lungs – has been ‘consistently’ linked to increases in deaths from heart disease and clogged arteries.

 

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