Princeton University says its students are more likely to get sick from pollution than other students, according to new study

By JOHN WALKERAssociated PressNew Jersey (AP)Princeton University researchers say students in the Ivy League are more susceptible to health problems from air pollution than those at the nation’s other Ivy League schools.

Princeton, a private, for-profit university founded in 1875, has about 10,000 undergraduates and about 40,000 graduate students.

A Princeton spokesman said the school had no immediate comment on the study.

Princems researchers found that students who were more exposed to particulate matter from the nation s largest power plants were more likely than students in other schools to develop chronic health problems, including lung cancer, asthma and cardiovascular disease.

They also found that the risk of chronic disease increased the more the students were exposed to air pollution, such as driving on polluted roads, eating unhealthy food and playing loud music.

Princeter Peter Cappell, the university’s president, called the results significant, and said the study highlights the importance of improving air quality and improving health among our students.

Principia University in California, which has more than 10,400 undergraduates, has said it does not monitor students’ health.

Princie ss health experts said the findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives, show that pollution is not simply a matter of being more exposed.

“That’s what the study suggests.””

Weissman said the Princeton study was the first to look at the risk that air pollution posed to people’s health. “

That’s what the study suggests.”

Weissman said the Princeton study was the first to look at the risk that air pollution posed to people’s health.

He said he expects it to inform future research and public health policy.

The Princeton researchers studied health outcomes for about 3,000 students enrolled at the school.

They found that those who had been exposed to high levels of particulate pollution were at a higher risk of developing chronic diseases, including cancer.

In the study, the researchers looked at how students who had high levels or concentrations of pollutants from power plants across the nation were more than seven times more likely on average to develop lung cancer than those who did not.

The researchers found the link between pollution and lung cancer to be strongest in students who lived in areas where particulate air pollution was highest.

Princetons study also found an association between the concentration of pollution and the risk for developing chronic health conditions, such for heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Princies study looked at a wide range of health outcomes and compared students from different schools.

It looked at health outcomes from high school through college.