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Demand clean air now (British Heart Foundation)

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Each year, up to 11,000 UK heart and circulatory disease deaths are attributable to air pollution. We need your help to change this.

We’re urging the Government to adopt the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality limits into law to protect the nation’s health. Telling your MP is the first step…

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How toxic air harms your heart

Our research has shown that particulate matter, tiny particles in our air not visible to the naked eye, can:

  • remain in your bloodstream for at least three months
  • can worsen the build-up of fatty materials inside the arteries, causing blood clots
  • potentially affect the normal electrical functioning of your heart.

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