A new study ties air pollution concentrations to dispensed medications for psychiatric illnesses.
Researchers find exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk of developing autism in those which a specific genetic disposition to the disorder.
Study reveals significant changes in the expression of multiple genes in the placenta associated with exposure to UFP air pollution. Additionally, researchers reported noticeable reductions in fetal and placental length, and fetal weight in those with low dose UFP exposure.
According to researchers, air pollution has become one of the leading global risk factors for stroke.
Early-life exposure to high levels of air pollution was associated with poor inhibitory control during later childhood and poorer academic performance during adolescence.
Researchers report a link between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and abnormal brain development in the offspring, which can lead to cognitive problems throughout life.
Long-term air pollution exposure was associated with a higher risk of dementia. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure appeared to enhance the link between air pollution and dementia.
An increase in depressive symptoms in adolescence has been linked to ozone exposure as a result of air pollution, even in areas that meet air quality standards.
Exposure to air pollution during childhood has a detrimental effect on cognition sixty years later.