Guidance to Reduce the Cardiovascular Burden of Ambient Air Pollutants

Published: November 05, 2020

Asian woman going to work, she wears N95 mask to prevent PM2.5 dust
  • 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.