Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems

February 21, 2015 9:00 PM

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SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East and Afghanistan may be at risk for lung damage from exposure to dust there, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed the composition, mineral content, and bacteria, fungi and virus levels in dust samples collected from Iraq and Afghanistan, and they measured the amount of dust exposure experienced by troops.

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