Heart Failure Could Be Caused by Air Pollutants

If you have a heart defibrillator, you could be in danger from the very air you breathe! This is because air pollution may cause you to develop a life-threatening condition known as ventricular arrhythmia.

This specific type of rapid abnormal heart rhythm can cause your heart to beat more than 100 times per minute. When this happens your heart is in such distress that it can quiver and fail to pump blood.

In a study by Swedish researchers, 211 patients with defibrillators were examined for 33 months. After this time, they analyzed the air pollution data from the urban areas. They found 73 patients experienced abnormal heart rhythms associated with exposure to polluted air.

Not only is your heart health in danger—outdoor and indoor air pollution can cause:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Weakened immune system
  • Increased risk for certain types of cancers

According to the American Lung Association, “one of the best ways to reduce and eliminate contaminated indoor air in your home is an air purifier.” But not all are the same! You could actually be exposed to MORE health dangers if you rely on ionic purifiers or hepa air filters.

And according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine, clean air can add up to five months to your life! And Americans, on average, are living up to nearly three years longer thanks to cleaner air.

So take steps to make sure your next breath is truly a breath of LIFE!