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Air pollution doesn't just affect your lungs, it may weaken your bones too

Besides respiratory infections, regular exposure to air pollution, especially the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, may also increase the risk of bone fractures, finds a study. Osteoporosis, the most common reason for a broken bone injury among the elderly, is a disease in which bones become brittle and weak as the body loses more bone mass than it can rebuild. Read more...



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