According to the WHO, air pollution is the greatest health risk worldwide, accounting for more than 4.2 million deaths annually.
According to the WHO, air pollution is the greatest health risk worldwide, accounting for more than 4.2 million deaths annually. In addition, chronic exposure to particulate matter contributes to the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and in particular has been associated with high blood pressure, according to a study published in Scientific Reports by the CIBERDEM (CIBER in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders) and the Biomedical Research Institute of Málaga (IBIMA).
The study by Gemma Rojo’s team has assessed the impact of particulate pollution on the long-term incidence of hypertension in Spain, supporting the need to improve air quality to the extent possible in order to reduce the risk of cardiometabolic diseases among the population.
The study has been carried out in collaboration with the air pollution department of the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT).
Read more at: Consorcio Centro de Investgacion Biomedica en Red MP
The research team: Sergio Valdés, Gemma Rojo and Viyey Doulatram, from CIBERDEM and IBIMA (Photo Credit: Sergio Valdés, Gemma Rojo and Viyey Doulatram)