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CNN: Air pollution may increase stroke, heart attack risk

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"A brief uptick in traffic-related air pollution may be enough to increase a person's short-term risk of stroke, new research suggests.

An analysis of 10 years of data from a major Boston stroke center has found that strokes are more likely to occur immediately following 24-hour periods in which air quality drops into the range the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers "moderate.""

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