Navigation Links
Particulate air pollution leads to increased heart attack risk
Date:1/22/2014

The ESCAPE study * investigates the effects of air pollution on health. In eleven participating population groups in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy and Germany the association between air pollution and incidence of coronary events has now been determined. The results show that high particulate matter concentration at the residence location may increase the risk for an acute coronary event.

The scientists, including the team led by Prof. Dr. Annette Peters and Dr. Kathrin Wolf of the Institute of Epidemiology II (EPI II) at Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen, evaluated data from more than 100,000 participants. At enrollment, all study participants were free from cardiovascular diseases. The participants were followed for incident coronary events for an average period of 11.5 years. Event incidence was then compared to concentrations of particulate matter with a diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10) and inhalable particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5), and nitrogen oxides (NOx) at the residence location.

During the study period, a total of 5,157 individuals suffered a heart attack or unstable angina pectoris, both generally caused by calcification of the coronary vessels. An increase of 5 g/m of annual concentration of PM2.5 or 10 g/m of PM10 in the ambient air led to a 13 and 12 percent increased risk of heart attack, respectively. And the risk remained elevated even at levels below the current EU limit values of 25 g/m for PM2.5 and 40 g/m for PM10.

"Our results show that exposure to particulate matter poses a significant health risk and an even greater risk than previously thought," said Professor Peters, lead author of the study. "The adverse health effects that occurred at exposure levels below the current specified limits are particularly alarming. The study therefore supports the demands to lower these limits."

This study "has specific relevance to the management of air quality in Europe," say Professors Michael Brau
'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Peters
peters@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-4566
Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. AGU: Gasoline worse than diesel when it comes to some types of air pollution
2. Costs for changing pollution criteria in Florida waters likely to exceed EPA estimates
3. Chemical pollution in Europes seas: The monitoring must catch up with the science
4. Some improved cookstoves may emit more pollution than traditional mud cookstoves
5. Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to childhood obesity
6. New study links air pollution and early death in the UK
7. Heart study suggests city center pollution doubles risk of calcium build-up in arteries
8. Air pollution level changes in Beijing linked with biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
9. Pollution teams with thunderclouds to warm atmosphere
10. Beetle-infested pine trees contribute more to air pollution and haze in forests
11. Maths formula leads researchers to source of pollution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner ... research partnership program at Brigham and Women,s Hospital in ... in conjunction with real-time MRI images, can make prostate ... discomforting for the patient. The novel system also has ... precision. , Developed by a team of robotics engineers ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... spoken language is unique to humans. "The genetic changes ... human evolution to make this possible are largely unknown, ... have," says Wolfgang Enard, Professor of Anthropology and Human ... molecular biological basis of language Enard has now taken ... study, undertaken in collaboration with scientists at several universities, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... happy-go-lucky characters, so you might expect that most would ... fact some dogs are distinctly more pessimistic than others, ... "This research is exciting because it measures positive and ... offers researchers and dog owners an insight into the ... Melissa Starling, from the Faculty of Veterinary Science. Her ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 2Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 3Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 4Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 5Language evolution: Quicker on the uptake 2Language evolution: Quicker on the uptake 3Dogs can be pessimists too 2Dogs can be pessimists too 3
... in medical diagnostics could be minutes particles of rust, ... is formed, silicon dioxide. These magnetic nanoparticles, a mere ... used to trap antibodies to the virus that causes ... lethal diarrhea. According to scientists in Vietnam, it ...
... A large-scale UC Davis experiment with ants, lizards ... predicting the effects of environmental change on complex natural ... was led by UC Davis ecologist Jonah Piovia-Scott, is ... . Piovia-Scott said previous studies have found that ...
... maternal essential fatty acid deficiency impact on its progeny ... has been implicated in many disorders. Researchers from Inserm ... studied mice fed on a diet low in omega-3 ... had deleterious consequences on synaptic functions and emotional behaviours. ...
Cached Biology News:Detecting lethal diseases with rust and sand 2A deficiency of dietary omega-3 may explain depressive behaviors 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 18, 2014 Scientists at NYU Langone Medical ... the efficiency of the process for turning adult cells ... compounds, including vitamin C. Using the new technique in ... obtained from adult skin cells by more than 20-fold ... is efficient and reliable, and thus should generally accelerate ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 19, 2014  An ... common forms of inherited neuropathies – Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) ... feet and legs, causing extreme muscle atrophy, weakness, and ... in the US and millions worldwide. CMT is a ... use of their legs, requiring mobility devices such as ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX), a ... and difficult to manufacture proteins including biosimilar therapeutics, today ... st Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference ... Liang , chief executive officer of Pfenex, will provide ... strategy on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Minnesota (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... related food industries will gather October 5–8, 2014, ... the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode ... feature the work of food scientists, chemists, microbiologists, ... control, and food production management. To date, 1,000 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 2NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 3September is Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Awareness Month - Scheduled events, activities and important partnerships announced throughout the month! 2Pfenex to Present at Upcoming Industry Conference on September 26 2Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 2Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 3
... YORK, July 8 Concentric Pharma Advertising, ... the fastest growing in the,field, has been ... communications supporting a developmental once-daily,medication for the ... assignment will include a broad range of ...
... From toothpaste to technology, noncrystalline or amorphous silica is ... we use in our daily lives. As a minor, ... silica reactivity in physiological environments is crucial to the ... bone-like properties. , One ongoing question is why solutions ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq:,FVRL) today announced that it has come ... Capital Corporation and Oxford Financial,Corporation (Lenders). The agreement ... approximately $8.8 million as repayment of,the outstanding principal, ... was triggered when the Company,s cash fell below ...
Cached Biology Technology:Concentric Wins Full-Service Professional Assignment From Biopharm Innovator Neuromed 2New insight to demineralization 2Favrille Announces Resolution of Debt Obligations and Plans for Maximizing Assets 2Favrille Announces Resolution of Debt Obligations and Plans for Maximizing Assets 3
Bovine Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells (BCASMC) (>500,000 cells)...
RECK (F-20)...
The improved design and new mechanical solutions of Finnpipette Focus Multichannel Plus improves accuracy and precision.In these low volume multichannel pipettes, the super blow-out function ensures ...
NAK/TBK1 (CT) Affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody...
Biology Products: