Air pollution: Particularly offensive to the heart

Published: March, 2014

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.

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