The Risk Factor That Keeps On Giving

7 June 2012

HEART attacks and strokes caused by air pollution aren’t one-off events, with an Israeli study suggesting air pollutants can lead to repeated cardiac episodes.

The Tel Aviv University research found that previous cardiac patients living in the most polluted areas were 43 per cent more likely to suffer a second heart attack, and 46 per cent more likely to suffer a stroke, than counterparts in unpolluted areas.

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