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PremierLeague-News.Com - Study finds higher levels of pollution linked to lower brain function scores among participants
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Even short bursts of air pollution could be harmful to the brain function of older men, scientists have warned. Just a month of air pollution exposure could accelerate cognitive decline for those aged 70 and over, according to the research published in Nature Ageing. The study assessed the cognitive performance of almost 1,000 men in the Greater Boston area in the US, with an average age of 70. The men’s performances were cross-mapped with local air quality data. i's guide to helping the planet in your everyday life Email address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.It found that higher levels of particulate matter pollution was linked to low scores among participants, even if the air pollution did not ever reach ‘dangerous’ levels as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The findings suggest that “the effects of short-term PM exposures on cognitive ability and brain health may be in the same direction as those from long-term exposures,” the paper notes.
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.5/black carbon concentrations below the levels that regulators consider acceptable.” The news comes as the UK Government faces pressure to tighten its limits on air pollution. Last year, coroner Philip Barlow ruled in a landmark second inquest that air pollution contributed to the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah from an asthma attack. In a report to prevent future deaths released last month, he said the UK should adopt legally binding targets on particulate matter in line with the WHO to prevent future deaths. However, the authors of the Boston study also noted some positive news: study participants taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin were less affected by the air pollution. They said more research should now be done to see if anti-inflammatory drugs could be used in the treatment of conditions related to air pollution.
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