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Smog Impacts: Hurtling Through Airways, Tiny Particles May Do More Damage Than Previously Assumed

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August 17, 1999
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University Of Delaware
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When city skies are thick with smog, people who are sick, injured, elderly or young often die at higher rates. A University of Delaware scientist says air pollution threatens healthy adults, too, because tiny particles can zoom through human lungs up to two times faster and penetrate deeper than previously assumed.

When city skies are thick with smog, people who are sick, injured, elderly or young often die at higher rates.


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University Of Delaware. (1999, August 17). Smog Impacts: Hurtling Through Airways, Tiny Particles May Do More Damage Than Previously Assumed. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990817065736.htm
University Of Delaware. "Smog Impacts: Hurtling Through Airways, Tiny Particles May Do More Damage Than Previously Assumed." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990817065736.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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