The combination of bad air quality and a genetic predisposition raises the risk of a person developing depression significantly more than each factor in isolation.
A new mouse study reveals the impact of air pollution on male fertility. Researchers report air pollution reduces sperm count in mice by inducing inflammation in specific brain areas.
An increase of 10 micrograms per cubic meter of PM10 air pollution on examination days reduced students’ test scores by 8% on average, a new study reports.
Recent studies have linked air pollution to increased risks for Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems. A new study reports a reduction of atmospheric fine particulates and better air quality can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
A small increase in fine particular air pollution over a decade within certain areas of Seattle was associated with significantly increased dementia risks for those living in the areas.
Previous studies have linked air pollution to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and a number of other disorders. Researchers report reducing air pollution significantly decreases dementia risk and slows cognitive decline in older women.
Early-life exposure to high levels of air pollution was associated with poor inhibitory control during later childhood and poorer academic performance during adolescence.
Study reveals an association between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk of age-related Alzheimer’s disease.
The more exposure a child has to nitrogen oxide, the higher the risk of them developing mental health disorders at age eighteen.
Exposure to air pollution during childhood has a detrimental effect on cognition sixty years later.
An examination of brainstems from children and young adults constantly exposed to air pollution reveals markers of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neuron disease. Findings suggest air pollution poses risks of serious neurological da…
Two new studies from USC reveal the implications of air pollution on brain development and neurological health in children and older women.
Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids appears to have a positive effect on brain health in older women who live in areas with high levels of air pollution. Women with lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had more brain shrinkage, spec…
Higher levels of air pollution associated with urban living could put people at a 29% increased risk of multiple sclerosis.
Researchers have uncovered the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, leading to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. Chemicals found in diesel fuel reduced autophagic flux, which is a major pathway implicated in neurodegeneration.
Indoor levels of carbon dioxide may reach levels harmful to cognition by the end of this century. Researchers say the best way to reduce this hidden consequence of climate change is to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
Researchers report conflicting evidence about whether air pollution is associated with cognitive decline.
Exposure to low levels of air pollution over a decade led to changes in gene expression associated with morbidity and mortality in the longer term.
Long-term air pollution exposure was associated with a higher risk of dementia. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure appeared to enhance the link between air pollution and dementia.