8 February 2018

Measurable health risks after brief exposure to exhaust fumes

Epigenetic changes can be detected in the blood of test subjects within two hours of exposure to exhaust fumes. Each of the observed changes are associated with diseases known to be caused by long-term exposure to air pollutants. These were the results of a study conducted by Maastricht University (UM) in collaboration with Imperial College and King's College in London. The international research team recently published its findings in the scientific journal Environment International.