Have a headache and don’t know the reason? It could be high air pollution levels.
According to a study, densely populated Santiago Province of Chile, prone to air pollution, has increased hospital admissions for migraines and other headaches on days of elevated air pollution readings.
In the study, Cakmaks’ team assessed levels of air pollution at seven monitoring stations between 2001 and 2005. The stations measured for ozone and air pollutants such as nitrogen and sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and tiny, floating particles known as particulate matter associated with the combustion of gasoline, natural gas and other fossil fuels.