Thursday, July 03, 2008

Air pollution may pose stroke risk

Food for thought, from a University of Michigan study, about stroke risk and the air you breathe.

A link about how air pollution may pose stroke risk, from the university's Web site. The item reports:

Short-term exposure to low levels of particulate air pollution may increase the risk of stroke or mini-stroke, according to findings that suggest current exposure standards could be insufficient to protect the public.

The vast majority of the public is exposed to ambient air pollution at the levels observed in this community or greater every day, suggesting a potentially large public health impact,' said Lynda Lisabeth, lead author and assistant professor in the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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