Traffic Pollution and Inflammation
Tufts Univerity School of Medicine conducted research on a group of Puerto Rican Americans in Boston, MA with type 2 diabeties that lived within 300 meters of a major roadway (20,000 vehicals/day).
This study showed that the group of people taking oral medication for their diabeties had less inflammation from the traffic pollution than the control group that was not taking an oral medication. This study shows the negative effects on the body of traffic pollution (Nitrogen Dioxide).
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