air pollution

Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer’s-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air, according to research[1] from University of Southern California. “This is the first study to really show, in a statistical model, that air pollution… Read more

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function, a study from Columbia University reports[1]. Researchers analyzed a subset of data collected from a cohort of 2,280 male veterans from the greater Boston area who were given tests to determine their lung function. The average age… Read more

Of the leading causes of death in America, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that we currently cannot prevent, cure or even stall. Our latest research seeks to change this situation by providing a better understanding of the environmental causes and mechanisms behind the disease. Our findings lead us to conclude that outdoor air pollution… Read more

A type of air pollution that’s so small it’s invisible to the human eye is linked to an overall increase in risk of death. Lead study investigator George Thurston, a professor of population health and environmental medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, says: “Our data add to a growing body of evidence that particulate matter… Read more