Vehicle contamination could generate heart attacks

The smoke that generate cars from the combustion of petroleum products increases pollution levels and as a result can accelerate the occurrence ofheart attacks or detonate ailments like allergies , says a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Experts point out that after six hours of exposure to toxins pollutants, the risk of suffering from a heart attack , approximately 5%

In addition, it is proven that the repeated exposure to toxic gases in cars generates harmful effects in the Health , and reduces the life expectancy of the human beings.

However, the doctor Krishnan Bhaskaran , of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , says the finding reveals that contamination is not a direct cause of certain cardiac conditions, but chronic exposure to toxins increases risk levels.

For his part, the professor Jeremy Pearson , medical director of the British Heart Foundation , points out that the pollution can have a serious effect on the heart , because it can "thicken" the blood and raise the odds of training clots .

For this reason, researchers recommend avoiding long-term exposure to these gases, especially if you suffer from cardiac problem or allergy .

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