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“Really, there is no part of the body that is untouched by air pollution. It really causes head-to-toe harm,” said Dr. Ronald Saff, an asthma specialist, environmental activist and member of the nonprofit health advocacy group Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Saff explained that the real danger of this kind of air pollution is that the particles are ultrafine, allowing them to surpass the body’s lines of defense. These particles can go right into blood vessels and cause blood clots, heart attacks, and even strokes.

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