Pollution reduces our life expectancy by 2 years.
Studies confirm that pollution reduces our life expectancy by 2 years.
And it not only affects the respiratory system but pollution also affects cardiovascular health causing heart attacks, strokes and thrombi.
The World Heart Federation (WHF), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have published a joint document urging the international community and health authorities to mitigate the impact of air pollution on people’s health.
And, according to the four organizations, around 50% of deaths caused by air pollution are due to cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack, thrombi or heart failure.
Specifically, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), the dirty air we breathe is responsible for 25% of global deaths from heart disease and 24% of deaths from stroke, which is included within cardiovascular accidents .
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