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Biomass Burning Releases Pollutants That Cause DNA Damage

November 1st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The burning of biomass in the Amazon releases particulate matter air pollution that causes oxidative stress as well as severe DNA damage in human lung cells — primarily through the actions of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) known as retene — according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports

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