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Air Pollution Increases Blood 'stickiness'

Sun, 26th Nov 2000

Part of the show Stem Cells

Scientists have known for years that air pollution causes an increase in the death rate, usually from heart attacks, but they have never understood why. A recent study on civil servants from whitehall has found that on days when the air pollution is bad, blood samples collected from civil servants contained an increased amount of a substance called fibrinogen which thy body uses to form blood clots

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