Heart disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions targeting the heart. This diagnosis is considered a major killer globally, responsible for more than 160,000 deaths in the UK alone.
A study warns that soil pollution could be triggering the culprit. While air pollution might be a better-known problem, making the headlines in recent years, soil pollution also poses a real risk to your health.
According to research, published in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology, pesticides and heavy metals in soil may have "detrimental effects" on the cardiovascular system.