Canadian toxicologists have published a study in PNAS linking exposure to particulate air pollution to increased mutation and methylation in the DNA of mice sperm cells. They found that mice breathing ambient air next to steel mills and a major highway had increased frequencuy of mutation and increased methylation in sperm DNA as compared to mice breathing filtered air.

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