Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

Air pollution takes a greater toll on the hearts of black Americans than whites, in part because they often live in poorer areas with more pollution, a new study suggests.

“The greater risk of death from heart disease among blacks, compared with whites, is partially explained by higher exposure to air pollution,” said lead researcher Dr. Sebhat Erqou, a cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh.

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