University study confirms traffic air pollution link with dementia

May 18, 2021
A new animal-exposure study by researchers at the University of California-Davis confirms a link between traffic-related air pollution and the onset of dementia, with much of the damage potentially done by ultrafine particles (UFP) that EPA currently does not regulate but continues to weigh for possible future regulation. The study, “The Effects of Chronic Exposure to Ambient Traffic-Related Air Pollution on Alzheimer’s Disease Phenotypes in Wildtype and Genetically Predisposed Male and Female Rats,” appeared May 10 in the journal Environmental...

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