New research suggests that even low levels of air pollution may cause alterations in the heart that are akin to the early stages of heart failure.
Also, even low levels of pollution seem to be very harmful. Medical News Today recently reported on a study that linked levels of air pollution deemed “safe” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a high risk of diabetes.
Now, Steffen Petersen — a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom — has led a new study that suggests that low levels of air pollution may cause changes in the heart that are similar to those seen in heart failure.
Dr. Nay Aung, who is also affiliated with Queen Mary University, is the first and corresponding author of the paper.