According to Dr. Savina Nodari at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress in October 2013, air pollution increases heart attacks. Her observation has been proved through many research studies and data collection. The studies confirm the association between PM10 (a marker of general air pollution) and cardiovascular events. The pollution in the air is finding its way to the people’s cardiovascular systems and causing things like heart failure, worsening heart failure, and inflammation. The effects are linear, she adds, there is a 3% increase in admissions for every 10 microgram increase in PM10.