Diesel bad for bones
BREATHING in diesel fumes may increase the risk of brittle bone disease among the elderly, research suggests.
A US study of nine million people found even small increases in air pollution led to an increase in osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Researchers at New York’s Columbia University are the first to link emissions to bone health. The paper, published in The Lancet medical journal, focused on exposure to microscopic sooty particles linked to old diesel cars in particular.
Smoking is known to have a similar impact.