What is it about?

This article reviews new human and animal evidence linking type 1 diabetes to environmental chemical and air pollution exposures.

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Why is it important?

We do not know why the incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing; exposure to toxic chemicals may provide one explanation. Reducing exposure may help prevent disease.


My son and I have type 1 diabetes, he was diagnosed at 23 months of age. The incidence of type 1 has been rising very rapidly in children under 5.

Sarah Howard

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This page is a summary of: Exposure to environmental chemicals and type 1 diabetes: an update, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, March 2019, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/jech-2018-210627.
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