Long-term outdoor air pollution and DNA methylation...

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Long-term outdoor air pollution and DNA methylation...

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:39 pm

http://ehjournal.biomedcentral.com/arti ... 016-0202-4
Long-term outdoor air pollution and DNA methylation in circulating monocytes:
results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Gloria C. ChiEmail author, Yongmei Liu, James W. MacDonald, R. Graham Barr, Kathleen M. Donohue, Mark D. Hensley, Lifang Hou, Charles E. McCall, Lindsay M. Reynolds, David S. Siscovick and Joel D. Kaufman
Environmental Health201615:119
DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0202-4

"Previous studies show that DNA methylation patterns are associated with atherosclerosis, ischemic heart
disease, and blood pressure while others have suggested DNA methylation as a biomarker for cardiovascular
disease. Moreover, exposure to air pollutants such as black carbon, particulate matter, benzene, and SO4
led to a genome-wide reduction in DNA methylation, or global hypomethylation, and were associated with
methylation levels of candidate genes."
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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