Air Pollution Can Damage Arteries of Even Healthy People


Minute particles of polluted air can impair the inner lining of veins and arteries even in healthy individuals, exposing them to a greater risk of developing high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease, according to a three-year study in Utah. Even though it’s a well-known fact that air pollution can lead to strokes or heart attacks, this surprising discovery suggests that heavy levels of air pollution can wreak havoc not only among the sick or elderly but also in healthy adults, said Timothy O’Toole, a member of Kentucky-based Diabetes and Obesity Center at the University of Louisville.

Air pollution causes premature deaths of approximately 4,000 people in the U.K. alone, with children and the elderly facing the highest risk.

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