Heart Problems Linked to Pollution - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/14/08

Heart Problems Linked to Pollution

Researchers have new data about the effects of pollution on the heart.  Experts from the American College Of Cardiology reviewed the latest research on air pollution, and found evidence that exposure to ultrafine particles can damage heart and blood vessels.  They say when pollutants are inhaled, a series of negative reactions occur, including some that activate molecules that can hurt the heart.  

They remind us that previous studies have shown on days when there is high pollution there is also a spike in hospital admissions for heart attack and chest pain.

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