Rosalind StefanacOct. 22, 2021 -- Exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise over several years may increase the risk ofheart failure, according to new research from a large observational study.The study examined more than 22,000 female nurses based in Denmark, aged 44 and older, over a period of 15 to 20 years to evaluate the impact of exposure to small particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, as well as road traffic noise.
The results showed that increased exposure to these pollutants after just 3 years was tied to a substantially increased risk of newheart failureFormer smokers and hypertensive patients were most susceptible to the negative effects of fine particulate matter, says Youn-Hee Lim, PhD, lead author of the study and an assistant professor in the Section of Environmental Health in the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
In fact, former smokers exposed to fine particulate matter for extended periods had a 72% higher risk for heart failure. They were not able to examine longer exposure to fine particulate matter, Lim says,"therefore, we can’t say which is the pivotal number of years where the heart failure risk starts to set in." headtopics.com
Road traffic noise was estimated by measuring noise from roads within a 3-kilometer radius of participants' homes. Although the relationship for road noise was not as strong as with pollutants, it was still linked to a higher risk of heart failure.Read more: WebMD »
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Teacher Filmed Chanting In Fake Native Headdress, Waving Air TomahawksCalifornia's Riverside school district called the teacher's behavior 'offensive' and 'completely unacceptable' while announcing her leave from the classroom. Good. That's progress that the school dist is not denying that it's racist, offensive, and completely unacceptable. How stupid is she that she even thought to do this, let alone did it Next we'll see her crying on Fox 'News' about how unfair it all is. Inland Empire... go figure. Great, Nobody placing on leave CBPBuffalo agents who mistreated and humiliated Canadian at US border - despite DIRECT DEMANDS FOR INVESTIGATION to POTUS SecMayorkas SecBlinken But they place on leave School Teacher America, what is wrong with you?
Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric busesBOSTON (AP) — For several years, the Miami-Dade County Pubic Schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles. But school leaders said the change would be too costly. More giant mines to produce all the toxic metals needed for the batteries? Beautiful. Do you really save the environment when you replace a bus that is still running fine? How much CO2 do you generate when you make that new bus?
Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric busesFor several years, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles. Two years on, the school board on Wednesday approved a district plan to use state money to replace up to 50 diesel buses with electric models over the next several years. The transition is part of a small but growing movement led by parents, students and lawmakers to purchase electric school buses to improve the health of students and cut planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions.
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