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Texas A&M partnership finds certain kinds of pollution can pose fatal health risks

Using the animal testing model, Texas A&M University researchers have found that harmful levels of ammonium sulfate in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy.  The team of researchers from Texas A&M’s Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Geosciences and the Texas A&M Health Science Center joined with colleagues from the University of California-San Diego. Using female rats, the team examined the adverse health effects of exposure to fine particulate matter consisting of ammonium sulfate commonly found in many locations around the world. While large amounts can be found in Asia, it can also be found in Houston and Los Angeles.  Read more...

 

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