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Air pollution creates higher risk for heart attack than previously thought

Among the list of factors that contribute to the risk of heart attack published in the journal Lancet, traffic and air pollution weighed in as much higher threats than cocaine usage on a population-wide level.

According to The Boston Globe's Deborah Kotz, traffic and air pollution are responsible for 12 percent of all heart attacks worldwide. Cocaine usage weighs in at about 1 percent, although this is taking into account that .04 percent of the population uses cocaine, compared to 100 percent who are exposed to pollution.

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