Can persistent organic pollutants and plastic-associated chemicals cause cardiovascular disease
Journal of Internal Medicine, 06/01/2012
Lind L et al. – The evidence regarding associations between exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, such as hypertension, obesity and lipids, is less strong and is mainly based on cross–sectional data. Associations between overt CV disease (CVD) and POPs have been reported using all the above approaches, but prospective data from population–based studies are still lacking to provide firm evidence of an important and independent role of POP exposure in the pathogenesis of CVD.