|Title||Environmental toxic metal contaminants and risk of cardiovascular disease|
|Journal||British Medical Journal|
|Authors||Chowdhury R, Ramond A, O’Keeffe LM, et al.|
|Link to article|
Exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and copper is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Mercury is not associated with cardiovascular risk. These findings reinforce the importance of environmental toxic metals in cardiovascular risk, beyond the roles of conventional behavioral risk factors.