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Smog Tied to Raised Risk of Chronic Illness in Black Women
Date:1/6/2012

aid in a Boston Medical Center news release. She added that black Americans also may tend to live in more highly polluted areas than white Americans.

"In addition, even a modest effect of air pollutants on the risks of hypertension and diabetes will have significant public health impact due to the high incidence of these conditions and the ubiquity of exposure to air pollution," Coogan stated in the news release.

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The American Lung Association has more about the health effects of air pollution.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Boston Medical Center, news release, Jan. 6, 2012


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