Research: Traffic Jams Risk Heart Health
Anyone who has experienced gridlocks likely can attest that traffic may cause one’s blood pressure to rise. But UC Irvine researchers in California have found that, beyond the aggravation caused by fellow drivers, traffic-related air pollution presents serious heart health risks—not just for rush hour commuters, but for those who live and work nearby.
Just how susceptible a person is to these negative impacts appears to depend not just upon age and proximity to traffic, but also upon genetics, the research team found. Researchers put great focus on the findings, as they said that everyone is affected by traffic, one way or the other, though for some the impact may be lesser than others.
Source: Medical Xpress