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Study Finds Air Pollution Increases Hypertension

People who live in areas with polluted air increase their risk for developing hypertension, a leading risk factor for the development of heart disease.  Known as high blood pressure, the hypertension study is the largest of its kind to establish the deadly link. A recent study looked at hypertension in 41,000 people in five different countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Spain – for five to eight years. It is part of the long-term “Europe Study of Cohorts for Air...

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