Healthy Heart Toolkit and Research
- Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S.
- Air pollution can affect heart health and can trigger heart attacks and strokes that cause disability and death.
- One in three American adults has heart or blood vessel disease and is at higher risk from air pollution, according to the American Heart Association.
EPA is raising awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution and other environmental factors as a partner in the Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
PSA video: Be Smart, Protect Your Heart from Air Pollution
- Association between air pollution and coronary artery calcification within six metropolitan areas in the USA (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution): a longitudinal cohort study
- Air Pollution, Climate, and Heart Disease Exit
- Association of Roadway Proximity with Fasting Plasma Glucose and Metabolic Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in a Cross-Sectional Study of Cardiac Catheterization Patients
- Markers of Inflammation and Coagulation after Long-Term Exposure to Coarse Particulate Matter
- 10-Year Study Links Faster Progression of Atherosclerosis to Air Pollution
- Have Heart Disease?
- Heart Disease, Stroke and Air Pollution
- What health care providers should know about particle pollution and cardiovascular risk
- Air Pollution and Heart Disease
- EPA's MESA Air Study Confirms that Air Pollution Contributes to the #1 Cause of Death in the U.S.
- Are some people more at risk from air pollution?
- How Many Breaths Do You Take Each Day?
- Are Your Genes Making You Susceptible to Air Pollution?
- EPA Study Shows Poverty Is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease
- Air Pollution May be “Hard” on the Body’s Blood Vessels
- Healthy Hearts and Clean Air: An EPA Science Story
- Clearing the Air: EPA Secondhand Smoke Research Making a Difference