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Ancient Egyptians were exposed to pollution

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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