Wood smoke particles embedded in rat lung

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Wood smoke particles embedded in rat lung

Postby Wilberforce » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:17 pm

Wood smoke particles embedded in rat lung

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Health Effects of Subchronic Exposure to Low Levels of Wood Smoke in Rats
Tesfaigzi, et al
http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/conten ... 5.abstract
(image reproduced from the pdf file)
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Re: Wood smoke particles embedded in rat lung

Postby OxygenQueen » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:29 am

It really goes to show you how much air pollution effects our world. Not only does air pollution effect our bodies, but it effects the bodies of our animal friends. The fact that these air particles could effect this rat to this extent is really upsetting. If that isn't proof that we need more funding for environmental assistance, I don't know what further proof is needed. Everyone should see both this article and the accompanying picture.
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