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Trib Talk: Pollution and your health

Published January 27, 2014 3:56 pm

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Exposure to pollution has been linked to asthma and lung development for years. But researchers are now looking into how dirty air affects a much broader range of afflictions including autism, heart failure and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke.

On Monday at 12:15 p.m., pediatrician and advocate Dr. Michelle Hofmann and Tribune health reporter Kirsten Stewart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to explain what we know about the health consequences of pollution and where the research is going.

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