Danish blood "damaged by particulates"
A study by Denmark's environmental protection authority (EPA) has found evidence of damage caused by ultrafine particles below 0.1 microns to the white blood cells of Copenhagen cyclists after as little as two hours' (20 km) exposure to the capital's automotive exhaust fumes. "We need more and larger studies to document a relationship between exposure to micro-particles and cancer and other illnesses", said Poul Bo Larsen, one of the authors. The EU is preparing to shift its focus to finer particles in the forthcoming Cafe air quality strategy (EED 02/06/05). See Jyllands-Posten article and EPA report.
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