Higher stroke risk linked to tungsten exposure

Use of the metal has risen exponentially in recent years as it is a key component in mobile phones, electronics, and light bulb filaments and is used widely in industrial and commercial processes.

Drawing on data from more than 8600 participants in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey over a 12-year period, researchers found elevated urine concentration of tungsten was associated with a 66% increased risk of stroke – and the risk was double in younger age groups – independent of other risk factors.

The mechanism should