paper on air pollution and cardiovascular disease

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paper on air pollution and cardiovascular disease

Postby Wilberforce » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:05 pm

Expert position paper on air pollution and cardiovascular disease
http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/con ... rtj.ehu458
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http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/con ... 8.full.pdf

Important sources of other primary particles typically include motorized road traffic,
power plants, and industrial and residential heating using oil, coal, or wood. These
combustion processes result in fine particles (PM2.5) composed of elemental carbon,
transition metals, complex organic molecules, sulphate, and nitrate, with the latter
components being formed in the atmosphere from volatile organic compounds,
SO2 and NO2. Fine particles can travel large distances (>100 km) resulting in the
potential for high background concentrations over a wide area.
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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