Washington: Carbon monoxide exposure has been found to elevate the risk of hospitalisation for the elderly with heart problems in an American study. The nationwide study of 126 urban communities has shown that an increase in carbon monoxide of 1 part per million in the maximum daily one-hour exposure is linked with a 0.96 percent increase in the risk of hospitalisation from cardiovascular disease among people over the age of 65.
Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odourless gas that is a component of automobile exhaust. The researchers stressed the need for additional research to investigate whether carbon monoxide or a combination of it and other traffic-related pollutants could result in increased cardiovascular hospitalisations in the elderly.Their most recent findings have been detailed in a research article published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. ANI
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