Air Pollution Strongly Linked to Heart Ailments

A new report from the Health Effect Institute concludes that there is a strong correlation between exposure to traffic and heart ailments.

Matthew L. Wald writes, "The researchers noted that proving that air pollution from vehicles caused illness was difficult. The pollutants studied often come from sources like industry in addition to cars and trucks, they said, and many of the studies failed to rule out factors like income levels that could contribute to the illnesses studied."

The full report is available for download here.

Thanks to rob bregoff

Full Story: Report Links Vehicle Exhaust to Health Problems



Not new news

We've known that auto exhuast causes heart probelms for many years. This isn't new.

Particulate matter causing heart congestion and compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons aka pah's contributing to cancer (including breast cancer) are important in the discussion regarding the need for clean, non-polluting transit.

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