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Rush hour traffic could increase risk of heart disease

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Could rush hour be putting you at greater risk for heart disease?

New research from the University of Washington in Seattle finds that high amounts of pollution from cars is associated with changes in the heart's right ventricle.

That could increase a person's risk of heart disease.

The danger comes from the exposure to nitrogen dioxide from car fumes.

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