What are the health effects of Particular Matter (PM)?Last Updated: July 04, 2018
Exposure to PM, particularly fine particles referred to as PM2.5, can cause harmful effects on the cardiovascular system including heart attacks and strokes.
These effects can result in emergency department visits, hospitalizations and, in some cases, premature death. PM exposures are also linked to harmful respiratory effects, including asthma attacks. (EPA, 2016).