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Atmospheric pollution in Kosovo is associated with increased DNA damage in the human population

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In order to assess DNA damage associated with exposure to environmental pollution in two polluted sites and one control site in Kosovo, whole blood samples were collected from volunteers in two polluted areas (Kastriot/ Obiliq - lignite-based power plants and lignite mines - and Drenas/Gllogovc - Ferronikeli smelting plant) as well as from Peja, representing an unpolluted area. White blood cells were isolated, and DNA damage was analyzed by the alkaline comet assay. Significantly higher levels of DNA damage (strand breaks) were found in white blood cells from subjects living in the polluted areas compared with residents of the unpolluted city, indicating a potential threat to human health.
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otrzymano
2015-10-09
zaakceptowano
2015-12-14
online
2016-01-25
Twórcy
  • Department of
    Biology, University of Prishtina, Xhorxh Bush, n.n.,10000, Prishtina,
    Kosovo
  • Department of
    Biology, University of Prishtina, Xhorxh Bush, n.n.,10000, Prishtina,
    Kosovo
  • Department of
    Biology, University of Prishtina, Xhorxh Bush, n.n.,10000, Prishtina,
    Kosovo
  • Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic
    Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, PB 1046 Blindern, 0316 Oslo,
    Norway
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Prishtina,
    Xhorxh Bush Street, n.n.,10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Department of Cell Biology, University
    of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr. 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Department of Cell Biology, University
    of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr. 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
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