Air Pollution Leads To Development Of Blood Clots In Legs

May 13, 2008

A new study has shown that air pollution leads to the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the legs.New York (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that air pollution leads to the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the legs.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have stated that they have found a direct link between the development of these blood clots in the legs, and the level of exposure to air pollution.

The air pollution consists of tiny particles which are created from automobiles and other sources.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is usually associated with people who have to sit for long periods of time in an airplane.

One of the researchers, Dr. Andrea Baccarelli wrote that this is the first time that anyone has connected air pollution to the development of these blood clots.

As the density of the pollutant particles increased, so did the risk to develop one of the blood clots.

The study has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.


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