Certain Blood Types Carry Heart Attack Risk In Smoky Conditions

Certain Blood Types Carry Heart Attack Risk In Smoky Conditions

August 16, 2019 1 By Bertrand Dibbert


THE MAJORITY OF THE STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL TOOK PART IN THIS TRIBUTE TODAY, AND WORE BLUE. FINE PARTICULATE MATTER CAN CAUSE SYMPTOMS SUCH AS BURNING EYES, IN THE THROAT, ITCHY EYES, STUFFY NOSE. THE SMOKE IS ADMIT THE AIR CAN BOTHER ANYONE, BUT NOW NEW RESEARCH SHOWS POOR AIR QUALITY COULD CAUSE EVEN MORE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS, DEPENDING ON YOUR BLOOD TYPE. LISA MEADOWS IS IN THE NEWSROOM TONIGHT GETTING ANSWERS ON THIS. DO YOU KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE? WELL, IF IT’S ANYTHING OTHER THAN O, A NEW RESEARCH STUDY SHOWS YOU MAY HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF A HEART ATTACK. BAD AIR QUALITY CAN LEAD TO BAD NEWS IN THE BLOODSTREAM. FOR INDIVIDUALS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, THERE’S A HIGHER RISK. HAVEN’T DR. BEN GENTLEMAN ANYONE HORN SAID HIS RESEARCH SHOWS IT COULD CAUSE A HEART ATTACK IN PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE ARTERY DISEASE. THE PARTICULATES, THESE FINE PARTICULATES, GET INTO THE BLOODSTREAM AND CAUSE INFLAMMATION. AND THE STUDIO YEAH SHOWS PEOPLE WITH BLOOD TYPES A, B, AND A-B CARRY A VARIANT GENE THAT PUTS THEM MORE AT RISK. THAT WOULD BE A 75% HIGHER RISK THAN SOMEONE WITH AN O BLOOD TYPE. Reporter: AIR QUALITY IS ALREADY CLOSELY MONITORED IN SACRAMENTO. WHEN WE PREDICT THAT AIR QUALITY IS GOING TO BE POOR DUE TO HIGHER LEVELS OF FINE PARTICULATE MATTER, THEN WE WILL ISSUE A NO-BURN DAY. Reporter: SO WHAT CAUSES THE MOST AIR POLLUTION IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY? WOOD SMOKE CAUSES 60% OF THE WINTERTIME PARTICULATE POLLUTION IN THE SACRAMENTO REGION. LAST SEASON, THERE WERE 34 DAYS IN WHICH BURNING WAS RESTRICTED TO CUT DOWN ON POLLUTION. IN THE SACRAMENTO REGION, THESE OCCURRED DURING SOME OF THE COLDEST DAYS WHEN THERE’S NO RAIN OR WIND, AND THE SMOKE HAS NOWHERE TO GO. AIR POLLUTION DOESN’T TAKE A HOLIDAY. Reporter: WITH A LITTLE BLOOD KNOWLEDGE, THOSE WHOSE BLOOD PUTS THEM AT EXTRA RISK CAN NOW TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. LAST YEAR THERE WERE 294 BURN DAY RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS, SO