Name the biggest killers in the Western world and somewhere on the list you’ll probably put heart disease.
Doctors have been blaming cholesterol and too much fat in our diets as the cause.
Funnily enough, those people have been getting it wrong for years – are doctors ever right?
New research has shown that the main cause of heart disease is pollution. Small particles are taken into the bloodstream via the lungs and cause all manner of chaos.
The particles lodge in veins and arteries and the heart and cause irritations that can manifest as atherosclerosis or heart disease.
It’s been determined that over the past 40 years incidences of heart disease have fallen in the UK at the same rate levels of pollution have decreased.
While in China, as levels rise with industrialisation, the cases of heart disease have skyrocketed. Coincidence?
Pollution is also the cause of another killer. The number of deaths from respiratory problems is starting to drop with our cleaner air. People who smoke are still fucked but that’s an entirely different story.
The next thing I’m waiting for is for people to start legal proceedings against companies and corporations who haven’t implemented safety precautions on their chimneys and work environments.
And quite right too. Safety costs. Nibbles away at profit margins and we can’t have that can we?
Better that your workforce dies slowly and painfully than the director and the company’s shareholders have to sacrifice one penny of their dividends.