A scientific research showed that car emissions can cause heart damage and even lead to premature deaths.
The scientists have discovered that long term exposure to car emissions can cause an inflammation which leads to heart thickening, lowering its ability to pump blood through the body. This also leads to narrowing of the blood vessels which causes high blood pressure. It is well known that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and heart failure. The research points out that less educated people are more prone to these diseases since they are not familiar enough with the dangers and problems that car emissions can cause. It was stated that more should be done in the field of education to make sure people become more aware of the problem.
This research was carried out by Queen Mary University in London where 4,255 people have been tested. These people were subjected to MRI scans monitoring their heart functions. The results were then presented to the European Society of Cardiology for further research. This should greatly help with further research regarding the harmful effects of car emissions, helping the cause for better understanding and control of harmful car emissions.