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Air pollution gets into your brain, and scientists want to know what it’s doing to you

by Eric McClintock | Aug 08, 2019
Article includes research by and comments from Kelly Brunst, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health. Outdoor air pollution causes millions of deaths each year—4.2 million premature deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization. Over time, fine particles of inhaled smog cause cardiovascular and lung issues, like lung cancer and stroke. These air pollutants may have equally insidious effects on the brain.
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