Ozone gases, a well-known component of air pollution, were not the biggest culprits. Rather microscopic particles to a 10th the diameter of a human hair caused the increase in blood pressure and impairment of the function of blood vessels showed tests. The increase in blood pressure was fast and came within two hours, while the impairment of the function of blood vessels came later but lasted as long as 24 hours.
The research is the latest in the relatively new field of environmental cardiology research at at the connection between air pollution and heart disease. Brook says that that the results of the results of efforts to current air quality standards of the Environmental Protection Agency. – ‘It really strengthens and reinforces the importance of maintaining air quality for human health,’says Brook. Continue reading “A well-known component of air pollution.”