Research shows short-term brain impacts from PM2.5 emissions

May 19, 2021
Another recent study into the health effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution is flagging a relationship between the particles and reduced cognitive function, this time showing a short-term and possibly reversible impact, building on other work linking long-term PM2.5 exposure to increased incidence of dementia. The latest study led by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, published May 3 in the journal Nature Aging , shows that short-term exposures to PM2.5 over days to...

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