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High levels of ozone air pollution could increase the risk of cardiac arrest, according to a new study.

The study looked at 187,000 people in the U.S. who suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest between 2013 and 2016.

Dr. Ali Malik, lead author of the study and research fellow at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, explains why the findings may have public health implications.

"Importantly, we found that the relationship between ozone and risk of [out-of-hospital cardiac arrest] was present even at concentrations below the EPA air quality standard," Dr. Malik said. "These findings may have important public health implications"

Read the full article: High ozone levels up cardiac arrest risk: study

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