Ancient Egyptians were exposed to pollution

Published on June 6th, 2011 | by Admin


New research has found evidence in mummies that show ancient Egyptians were exposed to air polution.

They have found particulates in the lungs of all the mummies, including a 1,800-year-old one found in Dakhleh Oasis, a remote outpost in so uthwest Egypt that supports the evidence.

Particulates or tiny microscopic particles that irritate the lungs have been linked to a wide array of modern-day illnesses, including heart disease, lung ailments and cancer.

The particulates are associated with post-industrial activities, such as fossil-fuel burning.

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Story: Ani | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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