"The implication of the study is "we can really show this idea of epigenetic changes – changes in people’s genetic make-up from their exposure to the environment – and those epigenetic changes potentially go on not only through their life, but actually get passed on to children in the second and third generation."
"Doctors concluded that exposure to pollution was
possibly causing changes to kids’ DNA."
"The findings surprised Dr. Katharine Hammond, a UC Berkeley professor and a longtime air pollution researcher. “I have to say, my jaw dropped almost to the floor,” Hammond says. “I was stunned.”
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