07 Jul '11, 1am

Air Pollution Linked to Brain Damage and Depression

Just the sight of smoggy, polluted air looming over a cityscape is often enough to make one feel a bit down in the dumps, but apparently breathing in the stuff is only making things worse. Study after study into the effects of air pollution on the human body has turned up a grim laundry-list of associated ills -- such as increased risks of stroke, heart attack, and lung disease -- and now, according to the latest research, it may actually be doing harm to our brains as well, ultimately leading to learning problems and even depression. While the negative effects of air pollution on human respiratory systems is well known, researchers from Ohio State University suspected that inhaling particulate may have some unexpected consequences that go much deeper. To test their theory, the team of neuroscientists exposed mice to the same types of pollution released from automobiles, p...

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