On Thursday's "Medical Minute," Jim Burress and Dr. Ford Vox talk about the cardiovascular risks of city life that we breathe in. Atlanta is on the right track, but there’s no safe dose of air pollution, and thanks to a 10-year study in six American cities, we now know that our arteries don’t like smog any more than our lungs.
For more information:
Kaufman JD et al. Association between air pollution and coronary artery calcification within six metropolitan areas in the USA (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution): a longitudinal cohort study. Lancet. 2016 May 24.
Dr. Ford Vox is a medical journalist and commentator who has served as WABE 90.1’s medical analyst since 2015.