Uncategorized Do environmental pollutants impact cellular signs of aging?

Do environmental pollutants impact cellular signs of aging?

Researchers in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology report that although pollutant exposure can affect two hallmarks of aging in people (mitochondrial DNA content and telomere length), the results are not so clear-cut. Some environmental pollutants cause mitochondria — the cell’s powerhouses — to release more reactive oxygen species, which can damage the DNA …

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