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Children Exposed to the Common Pollutant Naphthalene Show Signs of Chromosomal Damage, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Study  
5/30/2012 7:06:22 AM

According to a new study, children exposed to high levels of the common air pollutant naphthalene are at increased risk for chromosomal aberrations (CAs), which have been previously associated with cancer. These include chromosomal translocations, a potentially more harmful and long-lasting subtype of CAs.