Long-term exposure to traffic increases risk of heart disease

Leon Poultney
Long-term exposure to traffic increases risk of heart disease
Long-term exposure to traffic increases risk of heart disease

A new medical study has found that long-term exposure to fine particle matter air pollution that is partly derived from car emissions is associated with Atherosclerosis - or the thickening of artery walls.

Dr Hagen Kalsch from the West-German Heart Centre in Essen, Germany, conducted the study to determine whether increased heart risks were down to noise, particle pollution, or both.