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Air Pollution Might Beef Up Dangerous Bacteria 

Air pollution—particulates tossed into the air from car exhaust, factory fumes, and power plants—is nasty stuff. Breathing it in causes damage to your lung tissue. It can trigger asthma attacks. It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and lung … Continue reading

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Worst Kind of Heart Attack Linked to Air Pollution, Experts Say 

Medical experts from Intermountain Medical Center met Wednesday morning to discuss recent findings linking increased short term air pollution in the Beehive state to serious health problems. “It primarily effects the worst kind of heart attack, which is STEMI heart … Continue reading

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Traffic air pollution turns good cholesterol bad

Exposure to diesel exhaust may render friendly, cholesterol-fighting molecules incapable of performing their important job. A new study suggests that the traffic air pollutant may prevent good cholesterol from battling the bad, artery-clogging cholesterol that promotes heart attack and stroke. … Continue reading

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Air pollution dangerous for smokers’ hearts

Research reveals that on days of high pollution, smokers are more likely to have a heart attack than non-smokers. A study from the University of Dijon in Burgundy, France shows that when fine particles from air pollution exceed a certain … Continue reading

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Why Air Pollution Is Bad For Your Kidneys

Long-term exposure to traffic pollution could be linked to kidney damage, according to a new study. Scientists looked at the kidney function of 1,100 stroke patients at a hospital in Boston, Mass., half of whom lived within 1 kilometer (about … Continue reading

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Air pollution may harden arteries

Long-term exposure to pollution may speed up hardening of the arteries contributing to heart attacks and strokes, say US researchers. The researchers, led by Dr Sara Adar from the University of Michigan and Dr Joel Kaufman from the University of … Continue reading

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