Local 10 News-MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A statement released by the American Heart Association on Monday, is highlighting the link between heavy metals in the environment and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Gervasio Lamas, who is chair of the statement writing group and Chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, said chronic exposure to lead, cadmium and arsenic in air, water and soil leads to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

“We need to work with our politicians and the government to make sure that we have pure water and pure food and that it is not contaminated by known toxins that will poison your arteries,” he said.

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