Industrial Air Pollutant May Be Linked to Neurological Ills Like Alzheimer’s

Industrial Air Pollutant May Be Linked to Neurological Ills Like Alzheimer’s
An air pollutant found in industrial areas, magnetite, could be contributing to the development of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new study out of the United Kingdom and Mexico. The study, "Magnetite pollution nanoparticles in the human brain," was recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Physicist Barbara Maher, co-director of the Centre for Environmental Magnetism and Paleomagnetism at Lancaster University in the U.K., sought to understand whether magnetite in the human brain comes from pollution, since the compound is a common component of the smoke emitted from power p
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