Monday, May 10, 2010

Air Pollution Rises Risk of Heart Disease

The American Heart Association (AHA) says that air pollution could be associated with heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death. There are different types of air pollution that are 2.5 micrometers or less which can pass through even the smallest passage ways. Studies say that if you are exposed to this type of pollution more then there is a very high risk or heart disease. Those that are elderly, existing heart disease, and possibly diabetes are at the highest risk. There are also studies that show even if you are healthy you can still get heart disease.The AHA stated that fine particulate matter "should be recognized as a 'modifiable factor' that contributes to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality."
I think that to get rid of such high risk of heart disease there should be less air pollution. The only way to get rid of air pollution is to calm down on all the things that we are doing that causes air pollution. Heart disease runs through my family so this is really bad for them. The risk are higher for them since they already have problems. I really hope that one of these days that scientist could find a cure for all types of heart diseases as well. Scientist should really look into that.

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