Thursday, February 1, 2007

Pollution and CHD

From the BBC: "Researchers studied 66,000 women in and around 36 US cities, finding pollution levels varied between four to nearly 20 micrograms per cubic metre. The University of Washington team said each 10 microgram rise was matched by a 76% rise in the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke."

No surprise there. Remember the EU study: around 40,000 deaths p.a. attributable in the UK to PM10 (mostly from cars).

Of course the worse place is to sit in your car in a traffic jam.


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