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21 September 2011

High pollution increases heart attack risk

The effects of hourly differences in air pollution on the risk of myocardial infarction: case crossover analysis of the MINAP database

The effects of hourly differences in air pollution on the risk of myocardial infarction: case crossover analysis of the MINAP database

While established research has concluded that high pollution levels are associated with premature death from heart disease, the link to an increased risk of heart attack is less clear, say the authors.

 
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