More evidence particulate air pollution can enter the brain

BBC News article
Pollution particles ‘get into brain’
highlights the concern raised by a recent study that sub 200 nanometer iron pollution particles seem to be going directly from the  nose into the brain.

“But nanoscale particles of magnetite are believed to be small enough to pass from the nose into the olfactory bulb and then via the […]

By |September 5th, 2016|Air Pollution, Neurology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New study linking air pollution to mental disorders in young

This study from Sweden suggests a link between Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) pollution emissions and mental disorders in children;

http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-07-03/research-sweden-finds-link-between-air-pollution-and-mental-disorders-young.

While particulates (PM2.5 and PM10) are widely recognized and reported as the danger in air pollution, this is a study that also emphasizes the link between elevated levels of NO2 and human health.

The referenced […]

By |July 4th, 2016|Air Pollution, Neurology|0 Comments

Serious crimes are more likely to occur in neighborhoods downwind of air pollution, according to a new study.

Neighborhoods downwind from tailpipe exhaust or industrial activity are more likely to experience higher rates of violent crime like homicide, rape, or assault, argue a team of researchers from the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the University of California–Davis in a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The researchers found […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Air Pollution, Neurology|0 Comments

Human exposure to urban air pollution may trigger toxic responses in brain cells and impact neurodegenerative disease pathways

Dr. Michelle Block and her team at VCU are on a mission to define the impact of air pollution on the brain and central nervous system.  In several peer-reviewed, published reports, Block and her colleagues have demonstrated that exposure to a diverse source of urban air pollution can trigger toxic microglial responses and impact neurodegenerative […]

By |September 4th, 2014|Air Pollution, Neurology|0 Comments