What air pollutant has the highest health risk?



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    The worst type of air pollution for your health is known as particulate matter, containing hazardous compounds such as arsenic, lead, and others that can imbed themselves in your lungs and hinder proper functions.  Most particulate matter comes from the burning of fossil fuels or wood.  It contributes to health risks such as increased risk of cancer, respiratory problems, and heart disease.

    For a list of the 187 hazardous air pollutants monitored by the EPA, go here.

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