Coal plant emissions damage infant DNA, a new study shows – babies born during the coal plant’s operation had shorter telomeres than those born after the plant’s closure

Pollution from coal plants has been linked to adverse health effects, including increased risk of cardiovascular problems and shortened lifespans. Now a new study suggests a reason why: coal plant emissions can effect telomeres ? protective tips at the end of each string of DNA that are linked to aging.

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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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