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Air Pollution Tied to Stroke, Even at Typical Levels

From the 13 February 2012 MedPage Today article

Airborne pollution can have serious consequences for the brain and the heart even at typical levels of exposure, according to the results of two studies published in the Feb. 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

In one analysis, researchers led by Gregory Wellenius, ScD, of Brown University in Providence, R.I., found that short-term exposure to fine particulate matter – even at levels allowed by the EPA – can increase the risk of ischemic stroke.

In the other study, a team led by Jennifer Weuve, ScD, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and colleagues found that long-term exposure to particulate matter speeded up cognitive decline in older women….

February 15, 2012 - Posted by | environmental health

1 Comment »

  1. Yes I agree with that Airborne pollution can have serious consequences for the brain and the heart even at typical levels of exposure. air pollution can be linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke. According to the research, the risk for healthy people may be relatively low, however, almost everyone breathes polluted air, and there was 34% higher chance to get stroke from patients who were admitted with stroke after a 24-hour period of moderate air quality. This percentage is not very high, but still it is kind of dangerous to the patients who already admitted to stroke once. . So we should support Air clean societies and organization. PALS is a ‘Pure Air Lovers Society’ working for preventing air pollution. For more detail visit: http://www.pals.in.

    Comment by Jacky | March 23, 2012 | Reply


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