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Study Finds Air Pollution Harmful to Young Brains
Read the full article Study Finds Air Pollution Harmful to Young Brains at NeuroscienceNews.com.
Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, MA, MD, Ph.D., and her team of researchers reveal that children living in megacities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
The research is in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (full access paywall)
Research: “Air pollution and children: Neural and tight junction antibodies and combustion metals, the role of barrier breakdown and brain immunity in neurodegeneration” by Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Aristo Vojdani, Eleonore Blaurock-Busch, Yvette Busch, Albrecht Friedle, Maricela Franco-Lira, Partha Sarathi-Mukherjee, Su-Bin Park, Ricardo Torres-Jardón, and Amedeo D’Angiulli in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. doi:10.3233/JAD-141365
Image: The study found when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they pass through damaged barriers, including respiratory, gastrointestinal and the blood-brain barriers and can result in long-lasting harmful effects. The image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit NeuroscienceNews.