Air pollution: Particularly offensive to the heart
Tiny particles from traffic and industry, along with other pollutants, can trigger heart attacks and spur the development of heart disease.
Air pollution isn't just a problem for the lungs. It turns out to be just as bad — if not worse — for the heart and circulatory system. Pollutants in the air can trigger heart attacks, strain already troubled hearts, and even pave the way for cholesterol to clog arteries.