Progeria is a uncommon, fatal genetic condition characterized by the looks of accelerated ageing in children, and affects about one in 4-8 million newborns. Although they are born searching healthy, children with Progeria begin to display features of accelerated aging at around 18-24 weeks of age. Indicators of the condition include growth failure, lack of body fat and hair, aged-looking skin, stiffness of joints, hip dislocation, and atherosclerosis. Related StoriesNew vaccine appears to be far better in reducing 'bad' LDL cholesterolResearch identifies liver pathway that contributes to negative effects of high-fat, high-cholesterol processed foods dietMoffitt Cancer Center research finds hyperlink between common gene mutations and tumor immune surveillance’All children with Progeria die between the age groups of 6 and twenty years from heart failing or stroke,’ stated Leslie Gordon, MD, PhD, lead writer of the study, Medical Director of the Progeria Analysis Foundation , and associate professor, Tufts University School of Medicine.We want to reach the volunteers, clean-up workers, fishermen, medical community and specialists members with useful information about the impact with their health from these chemical compounds. With correct information, we hope they can protect themselves and seek treatment if they don’t feel good, stated Gina Solomon, MD, MPH, senior author, director of UCSF’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency and Fellowship Program and senior scientist with the Organic Resources Protection Council in San Francisco. Quality of air, skin irritation, mental health and seafood safety are the primary areas of short and very long term health concerns, according to the authors.