Air Pollution and Heart Attacks
To be living this life and to make your health be almost null is not a normal choice to make. Especially with the latest discovery.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the USA. Almost fifty millions of Americans deal with this issue during their life that means that annually out of the fifty million, one million is taken away. There are a lot of heart disease causes such as the hardening of the arteries, the diabetes, drugs, excess weight, high blood pressure, nicotine, obesity, stress, vitamin or mineral deficiency, alcohol poisoning, parasites, viral infections, food containing saturated and hydrogenated oils.
The latest discovery we have referred at previously is about another cause that triggers the appearance of heart disease. This is the Ozone
. Yes, the Ozone that is living among us affects your heart in such a way that it gets all the way up to causing the death of heart cells. This is known as cardiotoxicity, the exposure to ozone. The degree of the toxicity depends on the duration and level of exposure to this chemical.
Tests were conducted on rats and they discovered that the exposure to ground level ozone on various weeks will trigger the activity of tumor necrosis – THF-A. This are directly related to a drop in the levels of the heart protective protein – Caveolin – 1 – Cav1. As this is the main protective shield of the heart, by lowering its protective issue, it will offer more possibility to the toxins to get to one’s heart. “We believe the decreased levels of Cav1 make more unbound p38MAPK alpha available for telling the heart cells to die. That link between Cav1 and (ozone) has never been shown in the heart,” Rajat Sethi concluded the research by. While it gets to the heart so easily, one will be more exposed to suffering a heart attack.
Anyhow, this is not the only study that was conducted in this regard. There are other studies that date back in the nineties – 1974, when the NIEHS – funded researchers from the Harvard University, discovered that there was a direct contact between the air pollutants and the respiratory and cardiovascular health. This is what living in bigger and more polluted cities trigger, apart from leading a very stressful life, one is prone to having very serious health problems and even to be suffering from a heart disease and eventually have a stroke and have a premature death.
I believe this is a reason sufficient enough to one to change his living environment and move to a quiet village next to the city one works in, and have a health family. This is what the vast majority of the Americans that can afford it, are advised to do.11