Report: Fine grit in air increases heart disease risk in older women

02/1/2007 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Fine particulates in polluted air increase the risk for heart disease in older women much more significantly than previously believed, according to a new report. The Environmental Protection Agency tightened daily limits on the particulate pollution in September, but left the average annual limit untouched, and the study of more than 65,000 women showed that the long-term standard should be lower, a pollution specialist said.

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