Dr. Ruderman: Air pollution may increase heart attack risk
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A study has found that exposure to ultrafine particles of pollution may be a trigger for heart attacks. The research demonstrated that 6 hours after exposure to this type of pollution, there was an increase of 3–6% in nonfatal heart attacks.
There is a clear link between air pollution and various health conditions, with children particularly susceptible to harm. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pollution causes one-third of all deaths from stroke, lung cancer, and heart disease.
Good Morning San Diego medical expert Dr. Ruderman discussed the study.