Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease – HealthDay – By Robert Preidt – (Saturday, November 5, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on November 11, 2011

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to certain types of air pollution is associated with an increased risk for the painful joint disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests. 

This link is strongest for sulfur dioxide, one of the six most common air pollutants in the United States, according to the findings from two studies scheduled to be presented Wednesday at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, in Chicago.


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