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New Clues To Why Traffic Pollution Is So Bad For The Heart

By Amanda L. Chan

It’s long been known that traffic pollution carries health risks, with multiple studies linking it to heart attacks, autism and even early death. Many studies have focused specifically on pollution’s effects on heart disease risk, and now a new study sheds some more light on this connection.

Researchers from the University of Washington Medical Center found that traffic pollution seems to affect the structure and functioning of the heart’s right ventricle.

“Using exposure to nitrogen dioxide as a surrogate for exposure to traffic-related air pollution, we were able to demonstrate for the …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green