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Extended exposure to traffic pollution tied to heart disease

Sitting in traffic is not only a nuisance for drivers around the nation, it can also lead to complications with their health. Air pollution caused by car emissions and chemical plants can up a person's chances of developing respiratory conditions and more, the World Health Organization reports. 

A new study conducted by scientists from the West-German Heart Center discovered a link between fine particle matter (PM), in part caused by air pollution, and a higher risk of developing heart disease.

Researchers came to this conclusion after reviewing data involving more than 4,800 participants with an average age of 60 at the start of the study. During trials, scientists calculated how close seniors lived to high-traffic roads, while their long-term exposure to PM was addressed by using a chemistry transport model. 

The data found that for every increase in PM, and how close participants lived to high traffic roads, patients chances of developing heart disease increased. 

Since it's well known that air pollution is negative to one's health and new information further proves this point, it might be smart for families living near busy roads to invest in professional-grade air purifiers like the IQAir GC MultiGas to ward off potential health problems.

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