AHA finds stronger evidence linking air pollution to heart disease

08/8/2010 | USA Today

The American Heart Association says that since its most recent review in 2004, it has found more "compelling" evidence linking air pollution to heart disease and deaths. Some researchers say the fine particulate matter from vehicles, factories and power plants could enter the lungs and spread to the blood vessels, causing them to narrow and clog. Others say the fine particles could damage the blood itself and cause irregular nervous system activity.

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