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Air pollution linked to increased heart attack risk even at ‘safe’ levels.


Dramatic health consequences of air pollution were first described in Belgium in 1930 after the Meuse Valley fog.  The World Health Organization (WHO) considers air pollution as one of the largest avoidable causes of mortality. Besides the pulmonary and carcinogenic effects of air pollution, exposition to air pollution has been associated with an increased risk in cardiovascular mortality.  Ambient air

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