air pollution

Air Pollution Can Change Brain Structure In Just 2 Hours

A research study revealed that air pollution, especially car fumes can significantly change brain structure. An exposure of just 2 hours can reduce the portion of the brain responsible for internal thought processes and memory, the study finds. Brain imaging was conducted prior and the exposure to air pollution showed decreased brain connectivity, as seen in the scans taken after.

India: Delhi Schools Closed As Air Pollution Threatens Health

The nightmare for the residents of the world’s most polluted capital has appeared once again. Delhi is home to 20 million residents at the moment. The entire population is literally inhaling hazardous air into their lungs. The authorities have also notified the primary schools to shut from Saturday.

Lung Cancer Rates Increasing Due To Air Pollution

‘‘Smoking causes lung cancer’’, words we’ve been hearing for decades but researcher Prof Charles Swanton adds in something more interesting, ‘‘Polluted air is no less harmful than smoking’’. Charles Swanton who studies the evolution of cancer in bodies has revealed in his research how air pollution can lead to lung cancer, something we only have associated with smoking.