Did You Know? February 24, 2023

An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Climate change and particulate air pollution pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health. Longer-term exposure to poor air quality from particulate matter increases risk of a cardiac event by about 10%. Find tools and resources to address risks at bit.ly/DYK-DYDSP-2023.

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