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Coal plant emissions damage infant DNA, a new study shows

Pollution from coal plants has been linked to adverse health effects, including increased risk of cardiovascular problems and shortened lifespans. Now a new study suggests a reason why: coal plant emissions can effect telomeres — protective tips at the end of each string of DNA that are linked to aging.

Health

Coal plant emissions damage infant DNA, a new study shows

Pollution from coal plants has been linked to adverse health effects, including increased risk of cardiovascular problems and shortened lifespans. Now a new study suggests a reason why: coal plant emissions can effect telomeres — protective tips at the end of each string of DNA that are linked to aging.