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Date:4/24/2013

e same metropolitan area," Adar said in the news release.

"If confirmed by future analyses ... these findings will help to explain associations between long-term [small particle] concentrations and clinical cardiovascular events," the study's authors wrote.

In response to the findings, Nino Kuenzli, of the University of Basel in Switzerland, said in a news release that the study "further supports an old request to policy makers -- namely that clean air standards ought to comply at least with the science-based levels proposed by the World Health Organization."

The study was published online April 23 in the journal PLoS Medicine.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides more information on the link between air pollution and heart health.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: PLoS Medicine, news release, April 23, 2013


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