Diesel link to MI and stroke

Efforts to cut pollution by driving diesel rather than petrol cars could be increasing the risk of MI and stroke in the UK.

Studies showed a link between air pollution and heart disease. Dr Andrew Lucking, a cardiologist from the University of Edinburgh, found that within two hours of exposure to dilute diesel fumes, the risk of clotting increased, thereby raising the risk of a cardiovascular event.

AHA scientific sessions 4-7 November 2007, Orlando, Florida

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