• Study quantifies the cardiovascular risk posed by specific environmental exposures

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai quantifies the cardiovascular risk posed by exposure to specific environmental factors, showing, for example, that air pollution heightens the risk of heart disease mortality by 17 percent.
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  • Ambient, household air pollution independently drives CV death risk

    Ambient, household air pollution independently drives CV death risk

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A model using satellite data to assess combined environmental exposures showed ambient fine particulate matter air pollution, along with household fuel use and ventilation, drove risk for CV death independent of other factors in rural Iran.
    A special survival model developed to estimate the independent associations between eight environmental exposures and all-cause and CV mortality in a cohort of more than 50,000 people also showed proximity to traffic and distance to a center performing PCI were similarly associated with CV death risk, whereas factors such as nighttime light exposure, local
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  • Prenatal, postnatal exposure to air pollution increases risk for asthma, wheeze

    Prenatal, postnatal exposure to air pollution increases risk for asthma, wheeze

    1 month ago - By Healio

    High levels of exposure to fine particulate matter during specific prenatal and postnatal developmental windows may increase the risk for childhood asthma and wheezing, according to a study published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
    Targeted measures to reduce exposure to these pollutants are needed to lower these risks, Guimin Chen, of the School of Public Health at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues wrote.
    The Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Prenatal Environments and Offspring Health recruited pregnant women between January 2016 and December 2017 in
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