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Stroke: Air pollution may raise risk of having a ‘first’ fatal stroke by 30% warns study


“Just like climate change still fails to induce significant changes in environmental policies, the effects of air pollution on health are largely underestimated.”

The findings chime with previous research published in the AHA journals linking particulate air pollution with changes in plasma viscosity, causing thickening of the blood.

In the long term, it is also believed that air pollution increases the risk of stroke by hardening the arteries in the brain and raising blood pressure.

All these factors combined could subsequently lead to the formation of a blood clot, which could stop blood from flowing to the organ.

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