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Air Pollution Can Trigger Cardiovascular Disease at a Young Age

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  • Air pollution is known to exacerbate heart and lung conditions, but recent research has identified how it is triggering cell death and atherosclerosis
  • Particulate air pollution is a worldwide problem, causing more deaths in Africa than unsafe water, malnutrition and unsanitary conditions
  • Research has demonstrated that poor air quality also affects decision making and productivity, linking poor air quality days with decreasing returns in the New York Stock Exchange

By Dr. Mercola

Air pollution has been implicated in the exacerbation of heart disease, lung disease and stroke for a number of years. The particles from vehicle and industrial pollution increase the inflammatory response in your body, intensifying disease processes.

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