Thursday, June 5, 2014

News: New Research Links Iraq Dust to Ill Soldiers

USA Today - Titanium and other metals found in dust at a base in Iraq have been linked to the dust found in six sick soldiers' lungs, according to a study set to be released Monday.

"We biopsied several patients and found titanium in every single one of them," said Anthony Szema, an assistant professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine who specializes in pulmonology and allergies.

Titanium and iron are both associated with pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension in humans, Szema said.

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