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Ships’ fuel oil exhaust may impact lungs of children in California

May 25, 2016

Nickel and vanadium found in burning fuel oil from ships off the Southern California coast might damage the developing lungs of children, according to findings presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 International Conference.

“This study adds to the epidemiological evidence on the health effects of [particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 µm or less (PM2.5)] components,” Robert Urman, PhD, from the department of preventive medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC, said in a press release. “When we analyzed the data, we found that teenaged children in the most polluted communities had an estimated decrease of approximately 4% in their lung function compared to similar children in the least polluted communities.”

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