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Exposure to most types of air pollution tied to heart failure risk
Exposure to most types of air pollution tied to heart failure risk (July 26, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Scotland - Being exposed to most major air pollutants raises risk of being hospitalized for and dying from heart failure, according to a report published in the Lancet. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis on 35 studies from 12 countries that assessed how daily increases in air pollutants affected the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure. They found risk of being hospitalized, or dying from, heart failure increased by 3.5% for every 1 part per million increase in carbon monoxide, 2.3% for every increase of 10 parts per billion of sulphur dioxide, 1.7% for every 10 parts per billion increase in nitrogen dioxide, and finally, by 2% for every increase of 10 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter.
 
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