February is all about the hearts

by admin on February 21, 2012

The timing of a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association does not escape us here at the ABCAlliance, and no we’re not talking about Go Red for Women.

If you don’t have a subscription to JAMA, and don’t want to pay the $30 for the single read, perhaps this summary from the Environmental Health News will help you understand why it has taken researchers so long to find the link between heart attacks and air pollution.

One of the most important findings of the new research is that it confirms that heart attacks increase even when exposures to worsening air quality are short in duration.

“We don’t have to be exposed for weeks or months or years,” Araujo said.

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