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Pollution Can Change Your DNA in 3 Days, Study Suggests

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sharon22: Breathing in polluted air may wreak havoc on our DNA, reprogramming genes in as few as three days and causing increased rates of cancer and other diseases.

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Breathing in polluted air may wreak havoc on our DNA, reprogramming genes in as few as 3 days, increased rates of cancer and other diseases, says a study that tracked DNA damage in 63 steel-foundry workers, who under their normal factory conditions, were exposed to particulate matter. The same damage may occur in city dwellers expose to normal air.

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