Mouse Study Shows Link Between Air Pollution and Increased Disease Risk

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( — May 12, 2021) Orlando, FL — The scientific community has long been studying on air pollution and its effects on the body.  This is why health experts strongly recommend resorting to measures that increase protection against the effects of environmental pollutants.

A study was carried out and published in the American Journal of Physiology — Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology (AJP-Lung).

This was carried out by an international research team, and spearheaded by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR).

They looked into whether a reduced level of exposure to PM10 was harmful. It is worth noting that PM10 pertains to particles equal or below 10 microns in size. Further, they also make up a large proportion of air pollution and can enter the lung.

According to experts, air pollution is made up of both gaseous and particulate matter (PM). Annually, almost two million individuals die directly resulting from air pollution. Many more also experience impairment in lung function.

There are also those who develop lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

Dr Yik Chan from UTS and WIMR, and co-lead author on the paper carried out the study.

They said that low level air pollution was often mistakenly considered as “safe” and not harmful to health.

“In Sydney and other Australian capital cities the levels of traffic related air pollution (TRAP) are low by world standards and not often considered a problem in terms of developing chronic lung disease. However almost everyone living in an urban area is exposed to TRAP,” said Dr. Chan.

“Sydney has a lot of new construction taking place, as well as a growing population and increased traffic is inevitable,” he adds.

Researchers also revealed that after three weeks, mice exposed to low levels of traffic related PM10 experienced an inflammatory response.

These scientists also include Kolling Institute, UNSW, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Pollution is undeniably detrimental to health. It comes with various toxins that are considered by experts to potentially trigger the onset of diseases. Toxins can also be found in food as well as personal and health care products.

Various studies carried out in the past have even shown that cleansing the body from toxins could be helpful in warding off diseases. This is due to the fact that toxin buildup is linked with disease onset in various studies.

There are formulas like Divine Bounty Activated Charcoal that may be helpful for body detox.


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