Are Greenspaces Good for Your Heart?

Read the full story from U.S. EPA.

Sudden unexpected death (SUD), more commonly known as sudden cardiac death, is one of the leading causes of mortality in the United States, estimated to claim as many as 450,000 lives per year.  People at risk for SUD can include those with conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. That is why identifying preventive measures is a major priority for local public health officials, and of EPA researchers working in partnership to support their work.

Related Research

Wu, J., Rappazzo, K. M., Simpson, R. J., Joodi, G., Pursell, I. W., Mounsey, J. P., … & Jackson, L. E. (2018). Exploring links between greenspace and sudden unexpected death: a spatial analysis. Environment international, 113, 114-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.01.021

de Jesus Crespo, R., & Fulford, R. (2018). Eco-Health linkages: assessing the role of ecosystem goods and services on human health using causal criteria analysis. International journal of public health, 1-12. http://rdcu.be/HQar

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