Right now, the biggest fear most folks have when it comes to the air is pollen. You can feel it. Heck, you can even SEE it some days.
But when it comes down to it, those pollen particles are FAR from the worst things floating around in the air. Odds are, you’ve been inhaling something much more damaging. And that is pollution.
In fact, this airborne nightmare has already been linked directly to…
- hardened arteries
- heart attack
Most people don’t know the pollution is there. So they never even get a chance to take action to stop the damage and reverse the risk.
But that can change as soon as today. Because you can put up a fight against this hidden toxin with TWO easy tips. I’ll share them with you in just a moment.
Dirty air is damaging your health
Pollution isn’t something that only happens in far-away cities. Although I’ll admit, it sure can feel I like it sometimes when you watch the news. After all, we’re only ever fed images of exotic locales with dense, murky air you can hardly see through.
You never hear about the air closer to home. But the truth is airborne pollution is a threat to us right HERE in the United States too. It’s happening in more places and to more people than anyone has realized.
New research reveals that a stunning 40 percent of Americans now live in places with unhealthy air. And the problem is particularly bad for households located in and around cities.
But it’s not just the biggest population centers such as New York and Los Angeles that are affected. More modest-sized cities like Fairbanks, Alaska… Bakersfield, California… Logan, Utah… and Phoenix, Arizona… all have high levels of particulate matter at least some of the year.
One of the biggest problems is the PM2.5 particles that can come from auto exhaust, factories, wildfires, and more. Over the short term, these particles can cause asthma attacks if you’re prone to them. They can trigger other breathing difficulties too. And air pollution can even make COVID-19 infections more severe.
Over the long term, the outlook is even worse. This type of pollution can cause blood vessel damage, eventually leading to heart attacks and stroke. Plus, it can raise your risk of cancer and dementia, too.
2 tips to combat pollution damage
Unfortunately, the study finds the problem is getting worse, not better. Before long, even more Americans will be living in zones where the air is unhealthy part or all of the year.
But there are two steps you can take today that could help cut your exposure and reduce your risk. And don’t worry, neither involves wearing a gas mask OR moving to a remote mountaintop.
Step One: Invest in an air purifier with a HEPA filter. Be sure to use it regularly and change the filter when necessary. These gadgets are way quieter and more effective than they used to be.
Purifiers can help keep your air at home clean not only from damaging pollutants but also from the toxins in your furniture. Those toxins, including flame-retardant chemicals, break down and are released into the air over time.
Don’t forget to dust and vacuum regularly too. But definitely wear a mask when you do.
Step Two: Use more olive oil in and on your food. Olive oil is healthier than vegetable oil and tastes terrific.
Plus, as strange as it might sound, research published in 2015 found the oil can help fight inflammation and reverse the damage inside blood vessels caused by pollution.
And for one more way to combat pollution see my earlier report here. In it I revealed how some folks managed to avoid the brain-damaging effects of this invisible threat with another dinner-table solution.
The fact is every pollution-filled breath you take could be bringing you one step closer to a heart attack or stroke. But you don’t have to be a sitting duck and just accept that fate. Start reducing your exposure and risk today.