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Did you know that unhealthy air and invisible particle pollution can harm your heart? #HeartChat

Did you know that unhealthy air and invisible particle pollution can harm your heart? #HeartChat

You are here: EPA Home Research EPA Integrated Science Assessments: Helping Fight Air Pollution About this Issue GEMS Journal Watch EPA Research In the News Highlights From Our Blog EPA Grants Matters of the Heart: Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease EPA scientists explore the link between elevated ozone and heart disease risks Most people don't pay much attention to the constant thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump, of their heart beating away in their chest. After all, the prescription for heart health is generally well known - a tried and true combination of eating a low fat, high-fiber diet, not smoking, staying active, and keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol level in check. For some, a doctor-recommended daily dose of aspirin is part of the routine. Now, however, emerging EPA research is pointing toward what could very well be an important missing ingred...

Full article: http://epa.gov/sciencematters/june2012/heart-matters.htm

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