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    Study: Relax, electric-drive vehicles play nice with pacemakers, defibrillators

    For out there who's freaked out that the electromagnetic waves from a hybrid or plug-in vehicle will throw off pacemakers and cause heart attacks, go ahead and breathe easy: that ain't gonna happen. No less of an authority than the Mayo Clinic took it upon itself to test whether pacemakers or ...

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    Study: Need another reason to buy cleaner vehicles? How about a lower risk of heart attacks

    Breathing in traffic fumes can trigger a heart attack up to six hours after exposure, according to research published by the British Medical Journal. The Journal identified exposure to particulate matter (PM-10) and nitrogen dioxide – both found to be at elevated levels of concentration in ...

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    Study: Diesel particulates cause... heart attacks?

    In what might be considered one of the worst bits of info related to diesel engines, medical researchers at the University of Edinburgh say that chemical particles (aka particulates) exiting the tailpipe of diesel-fueled vehicles can significantly increase the risk of heart attack in otherwise ...

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    Study: ultrafine particles in diesel fumes can cause heart attacks

    When we think of dangerous auto emissions, we tend to think first of greenhouse-causing gases or the components of the smoggy haze that hovers over cities. However, another component of the smoke pouring from some tailpipes may be even more dangerous. Research published in European Heart Journal ...


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