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Dust from Mine Waste in Navajo Nation May Harm Lungs and Heart

July 23, 2018
By: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Particles in dust from abandoned uranium mines may be damaging to the
lungs and heart, according to new research from the University of New Mexico
Superfund Research Program (UNM SRP) Center. The researchers showed that
exposure to particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10) from an old
uranium mine, compared to PM10 from an area not impacted by a mine, led
to increased pulmonary and cardiac toxicity in mice, as well as higher levels of
inflammation and oxidative stress in cells.


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