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 in those predisposed.
- One in three American adults has heart or blood vessel disease and is at higher risk from air pollution.
EPA is raising awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution and other environmental factors as a partner in Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Protect Your Heart From Air Pollution
- Steps you can take
- Check pollution forecasts
- Get free air pollution alerts by email
- Fires and your health
- Public education materials
Resources for Health Professionals
- Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health Online Training
- Online Training for Health Professionals (credit available)
Other Federal Healthy Heart Activities
- Million Hearts® main webpage
- Million Hearts® for Clinicians
- Million Hearts® -- Particle Pollution and Heart Disease
Air Pollution Science
NIH announces special interest in applicants investigating air pollution and health effects: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Stimulating Intervention Research to Reduce Cardiopulmonary Impacts of Particulate Matter in Air Pollution among High-Risk Populations
- Listen to the recording of EPA's Air Research webinar on Air Quality and Healthy Hearts: Progress and Remaining Challenges, held May 28, 2020. Recording