Air pollution may increase risk of neurological deterioration

Written by Alice Bough (Future Science Group)

A group of researchers based at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (MA, USA) has identified that individuals living in areas with air pollution are more likely to be admitted to hospital with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The results of the paper, published in The Lancet Planetary Health, suggest that fine particulate (PM2.5) pollution is yet another modifiable factor influencing dementia risk. The research group analyzed data on hospital admissions collected over 17 years from over 63 million Medicare recipients in the USA. They compared this information with data on PM2.5 pollution...

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