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June 4, 2014 - 8:19 pm

AND lung clotting!

Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.

The impact of air pollution on the risk of heart attack and stroke is less clear, say UK experts.

Analysis of data from England and Wales shows air pollution is particularly harmful in the elderly.

Further research is needed on pollution and cardiovascular health, says the British Heart Foundation.

A team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine analysed data collected in England and Wales between 2003 and 2009 on links between cardiovascular problems and short-term air pollution.

They found short-term air pollution was linked to arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) and blood clots in the lung.

The strongest link was in the over-75s and in women, lead researcher Dr Ai Milojevic told BBC News.

Who would have thought that breathing air you can’t see through would have negative side effects? More importantly, why is pollution discriminating against the elderly?

Just thinking about this makes my heart race.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.
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I was born in Whittier California in 1954. Trust me, the air is far cleaner today than it was in the 60's and there is a busload more cars and people today than then. I remember smog alerts and sharp pains in my little lungs. It was cleaned up before the windmills started to appear so do not claim they did anything other than raise the cost of electricity.
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It's not nearly as bad in L.A. as it was 30 years ago.

I have met 2 people who moved into southern California (the Inland Empire) in the late spring or early summer, and got settled in and acclimated. Then, in the fall when the Santanas (commonly and mistakenly called the Santa Ana) winds came in the fall, and blew the smog out to sea, they woke up one morning and were surprised to see mountains. Mountains that had never been there before! Well, at least, moutains that they had not seen before. 8,000 foot mountains, ten miles away.

Previously invisible in the smog. For MONTHS ON END.

That doesn't happen any more.


Because of its topography & climate, it will always be bad, though. The Indians (can I use that word here?) called it the "Valley of the Smoke" long before the 405 parking lot was built.

7 weeks ago
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I think its a lack of CO2 - they are the CO2 reducing capitol of the world after all.

Its all about correlation. Just like AGW you only need correlation to prove the science - which is settled - right?

So is my theory - settled science.

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Actually, AGW doesn't even have correlation. What they have is a pack of lies, and some computer models that can't hold up to even the most basic verification against reality.

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For a look at truly deadly air, check out Tehran and Beijing.
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