Polluted Air

It’s hard enough to pronounce airborne pollutants like nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide. Now, imagine breathing them in. Doing so may trigger heart attacks within hours or days, warn experts at the American Heart Association. To reduce your exposure, avoid exercising next to busy roadways or near industrial facilities.

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Medically Reviewed By: Spadaro, Louise MD

Last Annual Review Date: March 25, 2011

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