Blacks have more exposure to air pollutants raising heart disease risk, death

Traffic on the highway photoATVB Journal Report

DALLAS, Mar. 15, 2018 – Blacks often have higher exposure to air pollution than whites, which may partially explain their higher risk heart disease and death compared to whites, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.

Exposure to air pollution is associated with elevated blood sugar levels, poorly functioning blood vessels, heart disease events and death.

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