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Effect of short- and long-time exposure to ambient air pollution on blood pressure

Jerzy Głuszek, Teresa Kosicka
DOI: 10.5603/AH.a2019.0009
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Arterial Hypertension 2020;24(1):10-15.

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Vol 24, No 1 (2020)
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Published online: 2019-05-27

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It has been known for a number of years that air pollution significantly increases the morbidity and mortality of people exposed. More and more research and the last two meta-analyses also showed that even a short-time increase in air pollution can raise blood pressure and long-term air pollution leads to an increase in the incidence and prevalence of arterial hypertension. The elevation of blood pressure caused by air pollution may contribute to the increase in cardiovascular diseases observed in areas affected by air pollution. This increase in blood pressure caused by air pollution can be particularly dangerous for women, the elderly, obese people and those already burdened with cardiovascular diseases.

Abstract

It has been known for a number of years that air pollution significantly increases the morbidity and mortality of people exposed. More and more research and the last two meta-analyses also showed that even a short-time increase in air pollution can raise blood pressure and long-term air pollution leads to an increase in the incidence and prevalence of arterial hypertension. The elevation of blood pressure caused by air pollution may contribute to the increase in cardiovascular diseases observed in areas affected by air pollution. This increase in blood pressure caused by air pollution can be particularly dangerous for women, the elderly, obese people and those already burdened with cardiovascular diseases.

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Keywords

air pollution; hypertension

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Title

Effect of short- and long-time exposure to ambient air pollution on blood pressure

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 24, No 1 (2020)

Pages

10-15

Published online

2019-05-27

DOI

10.5603/AH.a2019.0009

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Arterial Hypertension 2020;24(1):10-15.

Keywords

air pollution
hypertension

Authors

Jerzy Głuszek
Teresa Kosicka

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