Recent Rise in Disability, Years of Life Lost From CVD Due to Air Pollution

From 1990 to 2019, all-age disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) due to cardiovascular diseases attributable to particulate matter (PM) air pollution increased 31 percent, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Mahsa Moradi, Ph.D., from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and colleagues examined the global burden of cardiovascular diseases attributed to PM from 1990 to 2019 using the Global Burden of Disease study 2019. DALYs, years of life lost (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs), and deaths attributed to PM were investigated.

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