Air Pollution A Major Cause Of Heart Attack

We all aware about the Air Pollution effects on us like eyes  & lungs  problems . It is very dangerous for a Human body, now in the list of air pollution effects, one more is added that is Heart attack. Air pollution has become the biggest cause of heart attack.


According to the new study Air pollution has become the biggest trigger of heart attack.



The Researchers analyzed 36 pieces of research on heart attack, after analyzing they got that spending so much of time  in traffic – as a driver, cyclist or commuter are on the top of the list because of factors including stress and exposure to pollution.


“Of the triggers for heart attack studied, cocaine is the most likely to trigger an event in an individual, but traffic has the greatest population effect as more people are exposed to the trigger…PAFs give a measure of how much disease would be avoided if the risk was no longer present,” said the study authors, led by Dr Tim Nawrot, from Hasselt University in Diepenbeek, Belgium.

Researchers found that air pollution got a highest Population Attributable Fraction PAF of 7.4percent, becaming the major problem to heart attack, followed by physical exertion


Other Risk Factors Included:

  • Negative emotions (3.9 per cent)
  • Anger (3.1 per cent)
  • Eating a heavy meal (2.7 per cent)
  • Positive emotions (2.4 per cent)
  • Sexual activity (2.2 per cent)


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