Cardiovascular disease burden from ambient air pollution in Europe reassessed using novel hazard ratio functions
OPEN European heart journal | 13 Mar 2019
J Lelieveld, K Klingmüller, A Pozzer, U Pöschl, M Fnais, A Daiber and T Münzel
Ambient air pollution is a major health risk, leading to respiratory and cardiovascular mortality. A recent Global Exposure Mortality Model, based on an unmatched number of cohort studies in many countries, provides new hazard ratio functions, calling for re-evaluation of the disease burden. Accordingly, we estimated excess cardiovascular mortality attributed to air pollution in Europe.
* Data courtesy of Altmetric.com