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Latest News  >  Air Pollution Linked to High Blood Pressure

Urban air pollution can lead to high blood pressure, a new study has found.

Researchers from the University of Dusiburg-Essen analysed the effects of air pollution on the blood pressure of 4,326 individuals and discovered that city life can lead to long-term raised blood pressure.

They found that average arterial blood pressure rose by 1.7 mmHg for an increase of 2.4 µg/m3 in the exposure level to fine particulate matter (under 2.5 µm), with a similar association for coarser particular matter under 10 µm.

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Updated: 27/07/2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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