Guidance to Reduce the Cardiovascular Burden of Ambient Air Pollutants
Published: November 05, 2020
- The American Heart Association supports public policies, private sector innovation, and public-private partnerships to reduce the adverse impact of air pollution on current and future cardiovascular health for all people living in the United States.
- Consistent and growing scientific evidence shows a causal relationship between exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and that air pollution exposure is a modifiable cardiovascular risk factor.
- Transportation and industrial projects should assess community impact to ensure environmental justice and health equity.
- Personal-Level Protective Actions Against Particulate Matter Air Pollution Exposure
- Creating Built Environments That Expand Active Transportation and Active Living Across the United States
- Built Environment Approaches to Increase Physical Activity
- Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease