Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease
 
 

Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease

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Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease

Breathing polluted air, especially smoky exhaust from factory smokestacks and the tailpipes of diesel-powered vehicles, can contribute to exercise-induced heart disease, says the American Heart Association (AHA). A recent study also found people with heart disease were three times more likely to suffer ischemia or decreased oxygen supply to the heart muscle, after exercising in highly polluted air.