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Diesel exhaust filtered of its tiny particles may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment
eMediNexus,  15 April 2019
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#Allergy and Immunology #Pathology and Lab Medicine #Public Health #Pulmonary Medicine

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A study published April 12, 2019 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has shown some surprising results. It found that air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not. The effects of filtered diesel exhaust on lung function and on white blood cells were more pronounced in those participants who were genetically susceptible to oxidative stress.
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