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Factsheet on WHO AQG - Health Effects of CO Exposure on Heart Attacks


In 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) published revised recommendations for ambient air quality (WHO 2021). To support this update WHO published a review paper in 2021 evaluating the best available evidence on the effects of short-term exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) and myocardial infarction (Lee et al. 2021). Specifically, the research published updated quantified risk ratios for exposure to CO on hospitalisation for myocardial infarction (heart attacks).