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Study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19

Study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19

A comprehensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals finds links between the severity of their infections and the levels of air pollutants they face. “This adds to existing evidence that air pollution is a silent killer,” said Chen Chen, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of California and lead author of the …

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Study finds links between air pollution and COVID severity

Study finds links between air pollution and COVID severity

The researchers were able to show that more severe reactions to the virus were associated with higher levels of long-term exposure to airborne contaminants. (Photo: Getty Images) A comprehensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals finds links between the severity of their infections and the levels of air pollutants they face. “This …

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Air pollution is responsible for life-threatening arrhythmias

Air pollution is responsible for life-threatening arrhythmias

THE ESSENTIAL Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is a heart rhythm disorder that corresponds to the rapid, disorganized and inefficient contraction of the cardiac ventricles. In VF, loss of consciousness is usually immediate. It is a cause, if not the leading cause, of cardiac arrest and sudden death. Without specialized medical intervention, death occurs within minutes if …

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