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WALLWIJK, The Netherlands, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Indoor Air Quality Often Substandard Carpet manufacturer DESSO has introduced a new type of carpet specially developed to improve the air quality inside buildings.
People who live in urban areas where particulate air pollution is high tend to have higher blood pressure than those who live in less polluted areas.
The American Heart Association announced Monday that the scientific evidence linking air pollution to heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular death has â€œsubstantially strengthened, and people, particularly those at high cardiovascular risk, should limit their exposure."
Air pollution is a risk factor for heart disease; however people can take action to reduce their individual risk Exposure to fine particulate matter over a few hours or weeks can trigger cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and irregular heartbeats, especially in susceptible individuals Long-term exposure to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter even further increases cardiovascular risk and reduces life expectancy probably by several months to a few years...
Residents, Businesses Encouraged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, April 30, in the Liberty/Clairton region in Allegheny County. The Liberty/Clairton region includes Clairton, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln and Port Vue boroughs.
A post-mortem study of the hearts of 21 young people in Mexico City has found that the heart begins to show the adverse effects of air pollution at a young age and that tiny bits of inactivated bacteria that hitch a ride on pollutants may make the problem worse.
More than half of all the people living in the United States currently live in areas where pollution can make the air dangerous to inhale.
SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's grades improved in the latest American Lung Association State of the Air Report, earning passing "A," "B," and "C" grades for air quality in the 18 counties with enough data to be scored.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's annual State of the Air Report released today gives South Dakota fairly good grades for outdoor air quality.
Despite Gains, American Lung Association finds Healthy Air Remains a Goal, not Reality for Most U.S.
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