Risk of heart diseases due to Air Pollution in Children:- A recent study around the world said that the children who are exposed to air pollution are more likely to have the risk of high blood pressure and heart related diseases like for adults. The study was published in the Journal of American Heart Association, an open-access journal of the American Heart Association.The effects of the diesel exhaust impact the muscle sympathetic nerve. All those children who are exposed for air pollution for a long time have high risk of heart stroke and heart attack. The study was concluded after the research done in United States, Europe and China.
High blood pressure during childhood is a risk factor among children and it leads to hypertension and heart diseases. This is drawn from 14 studies focused on children. The study was conducted among 3,50,000 children between the age of 5.4 years and 12.7 years. Yao Lu, M.D., PhD, professor of the Clinical Research Center at the Third Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China, and professor in the department of life science and medicine at King’s College London told the above.
The studies are divided based on the time of exposure and months of exposure to air pollution. Most of the studies suggested risk of heart diseases among the children. The studies also suggested that the children should be less exposed to air pollution to keep them healthy.