Study links childhood air pollution exposure with heart disease

April 30, 2021
A novel scientific study from California university researchers shows a link between childhood exposure to air pollution from traffic and changes in the heart that are early clinical indicators of future cardiovascular disease, reinforcing the mounting evidence of such harm from urban air pollution. The study , “Childhood traffic-related air pollution and adverse changes in subclinical atherosclerosis measures from childhood to adulthood,” published April 14 in the journal Environmental Health , followed a cohort of children in Southern California at...

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