Dna Damage, Cancer, Sylvia Balbo discussed on KCBS Radio Morning News
Westerly wind as well and even the, drizzle, being reported in numerous locations this morning it is gonna wind up. Cooler than. Average by, this afternoon, barely sixty and, San Francisco barely eighty and our, warmest inland locations not much of a change for. Tomorrow And then we are expecting a gentle? Warming to occur Wednesday through Saturday. Or Sunday not. An awful lot though temperatures, should rebound just a, bit to a Wednesday and then this trough that's causing. The cooler air lifts out of our way we'll begin to restore temperatures toward if not all the way to normal traffic and weather together on the eight so an all news one zero six. Nine AM seven forty KCBS it's six twenty, one e cigarettes they have the potential to produce a chemical that can alter. A person's DNA and possibly lead to cancer this. Is according, to a new study that finds the saliva of, four out of five. Vapors contained increased levels of three DNA damaging compounds for more would you win live, on the KCBS ring central. Newsline by Sylvia Balbo the study senior investigator and assistant professor, with the university of Minnesota masonic cancer center thank you for, joining us this morning these chemicals that appear are they also found in cigarettes or are these unique developing Good morning these are chemicals, that are also found. In regular cigarettes there was one in particular that we found is coming from the shooting of some of. The liquids that our president needs to quit but most of the chemicals that we have found are that we are concerned about are also present in. In cigarettes so let's talk about this this one this Croly and I believe it's called yes let's talk a little about that is this something that's out. There in nature is it unique to. The heating of something. In or around the mouth tell, us a little about it No Actually a compound that is, present, basically ubiquitous is present in nature is coming from the favoring liquids but are present in these, cigarettes but it's something that is not uniquely present in these. Devices so in, general accroding has been studied for a, while and and so the concerns are related to the levels of these chemicals that are present in that we found into some of the vapors after couldn't after using. Cigarettes and so we saw an increase a dramatic increase after to. Use the important part of this study was that we were able to get the saliva from users before and then right after using does their. Device and so this was sort of reading that the levels were increasing quite highly in this alive of these. People do we know how much is? This Increases a person's chance for cancer a little bit a, lot where does it stand no we are not there yet we don't know exactly. What, this means in terms of, increasing, the risk of cancer so we are trying to understand exactly what the exposures are if there, are exposures that are that are that we have to worry. About if there, is a an effect that is related, to DNA damage to then try to better inform epidemiological studies but we don't have a clear connection between the levels that we are seeing in the levels of exposure. And then knowing that there is a direct or a direct effect. When increasing the risk of cancer we are not there yet we're trying to understand exactly what happens with our day exposures and what they do. Indeed all cells of people that are exposing themselves to do devices and then we're gonna take it from there. And tried to do a specific study That are going. To look into these modifications are could be responsible for further mutations and changes in. The, in the characteristic of the oral cavity tissues just a few, seconds left but does DNA change stay permanent or does DNA repair itself in Scituate DNA DNA repairs itself and so that's the other question we don't know if these modifications than are completely repaired, and maybe some people will be but again we're trying to understand what did. Modifications are so, that we can monitor them. And understand who may be more susceptible to, have some health effects related to this or that clear to disease or or. Potentially. As I said mutations because they. Haven't been able to repair a correct medication so in general DNA addicts can be repaired depends, on the type of of DNA damage obviously in on. How our own machinery able to cope with this, this damage okay thanks for your time this morning Sylvia Balbo is an assistant professor at the university..