There is new evidence that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, increases cardiovascular risks
Exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution has long been thought to raise a person’s risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity.
A new study led by atmospheric scientists and cardiac experts adds to the growing body of epidemiological evidence. They discovered that both indoor and outdoor air pollution increased cardiovascular risks significantly.
Science of the Total Environment published the research.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) used atmospheric chemical models to come up with the high-resolution air pollutants. They then assigned the datasets to more than 20,000 people who took part in the China Hypertension Survey by cardiac experts at Beijing Fuwai Hospital.
By using different statistical models, the scientists discovered that outdoor air pollution can hasten the transition from cardiac dysfunction to cardiovascular disease.
Prof. Wang Zengwu, the director of Beijing Fuwai Hospital’s Division of Prevention and Community Health and the study’s corresponding author, said, “Our study calls for more social attention paid to patients with cardiac dysfunction living in heavily contaminated areas and the establishment of an early prevention system for cardiovascular disease.”
People who use indoor solid fuel heating have a 50% higher risk of having a fatal or nonfatal stroke than those who use clean fuels, according to a recent collaborative study.
Our new study has shown that cutting down on both indoor and outdoor air pollution is important for lowering the risk of heart disease. Prof. Huang Gang, from the IAP, said that.