Everyday Health: New study links U.S. air quality to higher stroke rate

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Southeast Asia has the world’s highest concentrations of air pollution that can damage health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But don’t think you can breathe easy just because you live in the United States. Preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii, found that counties with dirtier air had higher rates of stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies. (February 12, 2019)

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