KJRH-TV (Tulsa, Oklahoma) - “Studies: Air Pollution Linked to Brain Damage”

 – April 29, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Scientists in 2004 studied the brain tissue of children and young adults in Mexico who had died of accidents and were stunned by what they found -- a discovery that rocked the world of neuroscience and has gone largely untested until now. Almost all the young people had evidence of Alzheimer's protein plaques scattered throughout their brain tissue. Now a new group of scientists has picked up where the first team left off. So far, it appears a link may exist between inhaling pollutants and developing damage in the brain. Dr. Sam Gandy, director of the Center for Cognitive Health at The Mount Sinai Hospital has begun a series of studies testing whether air pollution can trigger the pathological changes linked to Alzheimer's. Learn more