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Ozone and Vitamin E

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Science  07 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3945, pp. 605-606
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3945.605

Abstract

Vitamin E deficiency in rats is associated with a greater susceptibility to lethal levels of ozone. Exposure of rats to sublethal ozone concentrations produces an accelerated decline in serum vitamin E levels. These findings are consistent with the possibility that lipid peroxidation is a mechanism of ozone toxicity.