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Air pollution may cause DNA damage in children: Study

Source: The Times of India, Date: May , 2017

Source: The Times of India, Los Angeles, May, 2017 :- Children and teenagers exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution may be at an increased risk of a specific DNA damage called telomere shortening, a new study warns. Young people with asthma also have evidence of telomere shortening, a type of DNA damage typically associated with ageing, researchers said. "Our results suggest that telomere length may have potential for use as a biomarker of DNA damage due to environmental exposures and/or chronic inflammation," said John R Balmes of University of California, Berkeley in the US.

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