Episode 23: How air pollution changes your genes

How air pollution changes our genes

Exposure to high levels of toxic air is equivalent to having lost a year of education. Those were the findings of a report published by the Yale School of Public Health as they made links between pollution and brain health. But did you know that air pollution also has an ability to negatively affect your Genes? It occurs daily, in a process known as epigenetics, and we’ll be looking into what this means for our health. This week we’ll be discussing how air pollution changes your genes! We also interview Josephine Tumwesige, an Engineer and Researcher at Cambridge University working on sustainable solutions, specifically within the context of environmental pollution and climate change.

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Hosted by Dr. Yemisi Bokinni – A trained medical doctor, researcher, and long-standing promoter of public health. Dr. Bokinni graduated with a Medical degree and BSc in Human Genetics from King’s College London. She also has postgraduate training in nutritional genomics and personalised medicine.