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New dust sources from a shrinking Salton Sea have negative ecological and health impacts

20:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of California - Riverside) Scientists at the University of California, Riverside investigating the composition of particulate matter and its sources at the Salton Sea have found that this shrinking lake in Southern California is exposing large areas of dry lakebed, called playa, that are acting as new dust sources with the potential to impact human health. Dust emissions from playas increase airborne PM mass, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and mortality.

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