A just-released German study concluded that long term exposure to particulate matter is associated with strokes, and that soot content (largely from diesel exhaust) increases stroke risk.
For more information on this study, read the article in the International Business Times, Air Pollution Causes Stroke — New Study, or the study report in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Air Quality, Stroke, and Coronary Events.
For background check out “EPA – Cardiovascular Disease and Air Pollution Research 2015” in the MFN Diesel Exhaust Health Effects library, or our other resources.
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