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air pollution leads to a rise in blood pressure

A new study has claimed that people living in areas with high levels of air pollution have higher blood pressure!

The study conducted at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, found that long term exposure to high levels of air pollution not only increases the blood pressure of an individual and puts him at a risk of heart attack and stroke, but also acts as a trigger for many other underlying processes that lead to chronic cardio vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis –hardening of arteries.

The research lead by Dr. Barbara Hoffman was conducted for a period of over 3 years, analyzed the long term effects of exposure to pollution and found that high levels of air pollution lead to a rise in one’s blood pressure, irrespective of whether the subject smoked or his or her gender, age, weight.

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Picture an accident, with the victim losing blood profusely! You rush him to the hospital, and think you have saved his or her life, but you’re wrong. So many patients across India are dying, as we speak, in dire need of blood which almost never comes on time. This is where the new service of SMS’ ing comes into picture. All you have to do is type ‘BLOOD’ followed by the blood type needed and SMS it to 96000 97000 (applicable only in India), and a blood donor will call you!

For example, if you need the B+ blood type, you will have to SMS ‘BLOOD B+’ to 96000 97000. And a blood donor with B+ blood type will call you! Simple isn’t it? Now to make it more simple, please do pass it on to as many people as you can, thereby saving many more lives unknowingly!

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