Ozone: Heart of the matter

Surprise: Lungs aren’t the most vulnerable tissue

By Janet Raloff, 11:50 AM June 26, 2012

As reported this week, breathing elevated ozone levels can mess with the cardiovascular system, potentially putting vulnerable populations — such as the elderly and persons with diabetes or heart disease — at heightened risk of heart attack, stroke and sudden death from arrhythmias. Is this really new?

Turns out it is, says Robert Devlin, the Environmental Protection Agency toxicologist who led the new study. Among the chief priority air pollutants affecting human health that his agency reg...

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