Yet another reason to eliminate diesel exhaust air pollution – this new NYU study has linked PM 2.5 to strokes:
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“After gathering the data and analyzing the numbers, the researchers found that subjects in the top fourth of high pollution level zip codes were about 24 percent more likely than those in the bottom quarter to show signs of stenosis — narrowing by at least half — in either internal carotid artery.”‘
Air Pollution Linked To Stroke: High Particulate Matter May Narrow The Arteries (Medical Daily)
For the complete study: Particulate Air Pollution and Carotid Artery Stenosis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015.