Studies Link High Blood Pressure to Bad Air

  • By: Tom
  • On: 05/27/2010 14:11:03
  • In: Health
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In Salt lake City there have been two new studies that show bad air being linked to high blood pressure and heart related deaths. Utah is the most concerned because five cities in the state have experienced the worst air in the nation many times during the winter months. The Heart Association found that breathing particulates for long periods of time can increase the risk for a heart attack and in the end shorten their life. According to an air monitoring manager, particulate is very much like dirt filling up your sink and stuff that gets trapped in your vacuum bag. Researchers also found that people who live in urban areas with pollution from cars and power plants have higher blood pressure than those who do not. On the good side, it has been shown that reducing particulate intake can reverse any negative effects to a person's health in a few years.

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