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Noise, air pollution boost heart attack risk

Air and noise pollution increase the risk of heart attacks, raising the likelihood that susceptible people will suffer severe cardiological problems, according to new research presented Wednesday.

Continued exposure to noise boosted the risk of a heart attack 140 percent, while air pollution led to more hospitalizations for people who had previously had heart attacks, according to two separate studies presented at a congress by the European Society of Cardiology in the southern city of Munich.

“There was a direct relationship between the degree of air pollution and the frequency of illnesses,” said Stephanie von Klot of the GFS environment and health research center in the southern German town of Neuherberg.

Read the original article at: Terra Daily

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