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  • Tiny pollution particles produced by vehicle engines and industry are known to worsen heart disease and raise the risk of stroke, but a new study suggests they might also be planting the seeds for cardiovascular disease early on. Interim Dean Joel Kaufman is quoted. In the News
    Reuters | October 26, 2016
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    October 13, 2016
  • Peter Johnson and others explain how to minimize exposure to whole body vibration on bus drivers to reduce negative health effects. In the News
    NIOSH Science Blog | October 12, 2016