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Air Pollution May Make Bones Weaker

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Air Pollution May Make Bones Weaker

Southern Oregon has seen more than its fair share of smoke-filled skies during the summer. Most people understand the direct result of lung problems from breathing the smoke, but did you know it also can affect your bones? A study has recently been published that shows how air pollution contributes to weaker bones. Working with more than 3,700 people in India with an average age of 37.5 years, they found a consistent pattern of lower bone mineral content as the levels of air pollutants grew higher. The worse the air, the weaker the bones became. More research needs to be done to fully understand the relationship between smoke and bone health. Read more here:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2228960-air-pollution-exposure-may-make-our-bones-become-weaker/

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