"Effects of Air Quality on Cardiovascular Disease"
presented by Dr. Donald Grandis at the GASP's Heart Health and Air Quality event on February 27, 2008.
The presentation slide may be found here . The presentation conclude with the statement that:
- As levels of PM10 and PM2.5 increase, the risk of death or hospitalization from cardiovascular disease increase.
- The relative risk of cardiovascular disease due to poor air quality is less than that of conventional risk factors overall for the general population.
- However, the levels of PM2.5 that are seen in Allegheny County generate risks similar to those of conventional risk factors.
- However, the levels of PM2.5 that are seen in Allegheny County generate risks similar to those of conventional risk factors
- Unlike conventional risk factors which affect 10 to 20% of the population, air pollution affects everyone.
The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) is a non-profit citizens' group in Southwestern Pennsylvania working for a healthy, sustainable environment.