A group of experts has revealed that air pollution particles accumulated in the brains of young people can cause the same damage to the brain as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Experts have observed the brains of 186 late young people including small children from Mexico City. Experts have found tiny air pollution particles in the brain stem of each individual, who has been included in the study. The findings of the study claim that such particles can affect the brain cells in the same way as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. This study has been published in the Environmental Research Journal.
Experts have found that tiny particles of air pollution have been accumulated in the region of substantia nigra. It is an area of the brain, which is essential for the growth of Parkinson’s disease. The team of experts says that the particles of air pollution and particles, which are linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, have made their way into the human body through the nose and gut. Experts have revealed such particles have not been found in the brains of people who live in less polluted areas as compared to Mexico City. Mexico City has been dealing with an increasingly risky ecological situation. The city is known for its smoggy weather as well. One of the authors of the study Barbara Mather has said that the findings of the study are quite similar to a theory, which says that there is a direct link between neurodegenerative ailments and pollution. Experts have said it looks like nanoparticles originated from air pollution are firing bullets, which leads to neurodegenerative damage.
The lead authors of the study have said that the research is still under the observational level. There is a requirement for further studies to determine the effect of these air pollution particles on the brain. As per the experts, if the link between air pollution and mental disorder is confirmed, it might turn into a huge concern as nearly 90 percent of people in the world live in the areas where the level of air pollution has exceeded the maximum limit set by the World Health Organization.