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    Heart experts warn of air pollution dangers
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    cardiostarusa1 posted:
    Air pollution should be one of the avoidable heart risk factors - just like smoking and excess fat - that doctors warn patients to steer clear of, according to a new statement from 20 heart experts.

    "Cardiovascular disease is a huge global problem......

    Brook said that while the U.S. has made great strides reducing air pollution since the 1970s or even 2000, the efforts should continue.

    CardioStar*

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    bobby75703 responded:
    Hi Cardiostar. Great post. On the subject of air pollution and heart disease, my next door neighbor has a new car in his driveway. Its says ZERO EMISSIONS on the license plate. No tail pipe. Its a Tesla and gets up to 260 miles per charge. The world is changing, and I believe what is in my neighbors driveway is major a step in preventing vascular disease.

    Take care.

    Bobby
     
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    cardiostarusa1 replied to bobby75703's response:
    Thanks Bobby.

    Btw, I drive a Tesla Roadster (no longer in production). It's a gas to drive, lol, and of course uses no gas.

    CardioStar*

     
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    cardiostarusa1 replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    Upgrade me, as I do my part to keep heart-harming air pollution down.

    Bobby check out this artricle.

    Tesla Roadster gets a range increase to a truly crazy 400 miles maximum

    Precursor to the Model S can now go a lot farther on a charge.

    http://arstechnica.com/cars/2014/12/tesla-roadster-gets-a-range-increase-to-a-truly-crazy-400-miles-maximum

     
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    bobby75703 replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    That is awesome cardiostar. Its a positive step in the right direction. Up to 400 miles per charge is highly marketable. Now its just a matter of getting cost down to something the average consumer can afford.

    I believe this would give heart disease a hard kick in the pants.

    While most people accept smoking as a major risk factor in heart disease, I would venture to say the vast majority have yet to realize air pollution as a valid risk factor. Most have never given it a thought.

    But I have studied it hard and tracked the rise and fall of heart disease with smoking, and the internal combustion engine. I have compared death rates to air pollution levels over the course of time and geographic location. The association is overwhelming.

    Thank you Cardiostar for driving a zero emissions vehicle. One day we all will because of people like you.


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