Research shows an increase in air pollution significantly raises stroke risk

Smog in Beijing.

Just breathing in air pollution for one day can increase a person's risk of stroke, researchers say.

By looking at 103 studies involving 6.2 million stroke hospitalizations and deaths in 28 countries, researchers found that every type of pollution except ozone was linked to an increased risk for strokes, and the higher the level of pollution, the more strokes occurred, The New York Times reports.

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