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Heart attacks and strokes are more common on high pollution days, data shows

Smog surrounds the Canary Wharf financial district in London April 3, 2014. A dust cloud from the Sahara has covered south east England, raising pollution levels to the highest level in London, preventing people taking exercise outdoors, including the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who said he had skipped his morning jog. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CITYSCAPE) - LM1EA43184G01

The rate of strokes also rises and more children are hospitalized with asthma. Image: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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