Study: Mountaintop Mine Dust May Damage Blood Vessels

October 2012
State Journal (WV);10/12/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 40, p11
The article presents information on a study conducted by the researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and School of PublicHealth, according to which, exposure to air pollution particles containing sulfur and silica from mountaintop mining sites may damage blood vessels and lead to cardiovascular disease.


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