Jun 28 2011

GENE MUTATIONS & ASBESTOS

Published by Editor at 10:50 am under University in the Media

June 26, 2011  The Jerusalem Post

Wild mice living in Nahariya, where heavy industry has resulted in a high concentration of asbestos-contaminated dust, have a higher level of genetic mutations in their body cells compared to those in regions where asbestos levels are lower. This has been shown in a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo and Dr. Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa’s biology department. “This study clearly indicates a link between the higher levels of asbestos in the environment and the frequency of genetic somatic mutations in the mammals,” the scientists said.

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