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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Increased with Air Pollution

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

A heart attack or stroke can leave an individual completely disabled. When a disability prevents someone from working for at least 1 year or may eventually lead to death, Social Security disability benefits may be available.

In a new study it was found that the chances of a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest may be increased with air pollution, specifically, tiny particles of pollution that remain in the air.

This study was the result of data collected from air pollution levels in New York City, along with the number of cardiac arrests that occurred between 2002 and 2006.

An increase of just 10 micrograms per cubic meter of air with tiny particles of air pollution was found to result in a 4 to 10% increase of individuals experiencing cardiac arrest. It was further found that the association between the two was much more evident during the summertime.

This indicates that even tiny particles of pollution can lead to serious health problems. This latest study can be added to a list of other studies that have been conducted which point to air pollution being bad for the heart.

The American Heart Association issued a statement earlier this year that there was growing evidence of air pollution being a risk for stroke, heart attack and cardiovascular death.

If you have suffered cardiac arrest or any other cardiovascular event that has left you disabled, you should immediately contact a Social Security disability representative who can advise you of eligibility for disability benefits.

Get a FREE Social Security disability guide and avoid the common mistakes many claimants make during their application or appeal. If you or your loved is suffering from a severe physical or mental disability, contact the Disability Help Group at 1-(800)-800-3332.