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Heart attack risk from car fumes

21st September 2011

A new study has revealed that breathing in heavy traffic fumes can trigger a heart attack.

The research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the British Medical Journal, said that the risk of heart attack is raised for about six hours post-exposure and goes down again after that. While researchers acknowledge that pollution probably hastens rather than directly causes attacks they say repeated exposure to heavy traffic fumes is still bad for health, substantially shortening life expectancy.

 

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