What is it about?

During a 2-years observation period of a large metropolitan area, increased in air pollution was associated with an increase in cardiac arrests. When taking into account also the high temperature (>23 Celsius), it was observed for the there was an increase of cardiac attests up to 15%, due to a synergistic interaction between air particulate and temperature.

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Why is it important?

This finding is important in terms of public health as it support the hypothesis that air pollution and climate changes (namely global warming) represent a serious hazard for health.


All stakeholders and policy makers should be aware that environmental changes need an urgent attention.

nicola montano
Universita degli Studi di Milano

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This page is a summary of: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in a large metropolitan area: synergistic effect of exposure to air particulates and high temperature, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, July 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2047487319862063.
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