Can Pollution affect your heart?

Air pollution, particularly breathing toxic fumes whether it is from a cigarette or a diesel lorry is bad for the lungs.

Can pollution affect your heart as well ?

Yes, it can.

A large study involving more than 8 million people across 184 major cities in China studied the effect of pollution on heart diseases.

The study reports that “short term exposure to Pollutants in air is associated with increased risk of hospital admissions for major heart problems”.

May be everyone living or working close to major roads or high traffic areas should invest in a good mask !!!

Reference

Association between ambient fine particulate pollution and hospital admissions for cause specific cardiovascular disease: time series study in 184 major Chinese cities

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6572 (Published 30 December 2019)

Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6572

Disclaimer: Please note- This blog is NOT medical advice. This blog is purely for information only. See your own doctor to discuss concerns and options relevant for you.