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Air pollution associated with increased heart attack risk despite ‘safe’ levels

London, UK – 30 Aug 2015: Particulate matter and NO2¬†air pollution are associated with increased risk of severe heart attacks despite being within European recommended levels, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel), in Belgium.1 “Dramatic health consequences of air pollution were first described in …