Healthy Heart Toolkit and Research
- Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S.
- Air pollution can affect heart health and can trigger heart attacks and strokes that cause disability and death.
- One in three Americans has heart or blood vessel disease and is at higher risk from air pollution.
EPA is raising awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution and other environmental factors as a partner in the Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
PSA video: Be Smart, Protect Your Heart from Air Pollution
- Link Between Air Pollution Increased Deaths and Increased Deaths from Heart Disease Affirmed Exit
- Air Pollution, Climate, and Heart Disease Exit
- Air Pollution Heart Disease and Stroke Exit
Featured Blog Posts
- Are some people more at risk from air pollution?
- How Many Breaths Do You Take Each Day?
- Are Your Genes Making You Susceptible to Air Pollution?
- EPA Study Shows Poverty Is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease
- Air Pollution May be “Hard” on the Body’s Blood Vessels
- Healthy Hearts and Clean Air: An EPA Science Story
- Clearing the Air: EPA Secondhand Smoke Research Making a Difference