Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lungs with memory


New Scientist magazine
Feb. 13, 2016, page 7

People who inhaled toxic fumes decades ago are still more likely to die than those who did not (Thorax, doi.org/bcfc). A study of 368,000 people in England and Wales showed that someone who lived in a more polluted area in 1971 had a 14 per cent higher risk of dying in 2002-9 than someone who had lived in a less polluted area.

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