31 Jul '11, 2pm

Heart Attack Risk Increased by Diesel Fumes | Care2 Healthy Living

Heart Attack Risk Increased by Diesel Fumes | Care2 Healthy Living

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied diesel emissions at levels that would be found in heavily polluted cities. They found that ultrafine particles in diesel emissions can damage heart tissue and the vascular system, because they cause the generation of free radicals internally. Damage in the veins or arteries can increase the chances of blood clot formation , which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. For now our advice remains the same – people with heart disease should avoid spending long periods outside in areas where traffic pollution is likely to be high, such as on or near busy roads, said Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation. Their study paper was published the European Heart Journal paper – “Combustion-derived nanoparticulate induces the adverse vascular effects of diesel exhaust inhalation,”

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