Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Exposure to traffic pollution and increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
"The observed association between exposure to traffic pollution and RA, suggests that pollution from traffic in adulthood may be a newly identified environmental risk factor for RA. This association study should be followed by further research into whether fine particles or chemicals are associated with RA risk and to discern if there are time windows of exposure that may be particularly important."