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Want to Keep Your Heart and Lungs Healthy? Don't Sit Next to the Photocopier

The main trigger for a heart attack isn’t stress -- it’s air pollution.  Spending time around car traffic tops the list of ‘last straw’ risk factors for a heart attack.  Polluted air contains tiny particles that get into your lungs and cause inflammation, and they may also increase the stickiness of blood.

The Daily Mail lists some ways you can minimize the damage:

Take side streets.  Avoid main roads, which have the highest number of vehicles.

Get some houseplants.  Pollution levels can be two to five times higher indoors than outside.

Don’t sit next to the photocopier. Wet-toner photocopiers emit high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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