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08 April 2011

Car pollution can damage brain

Being exposed to highway pollution can cause brain damage in mice akin to memory loss and Alzheimer's disease, researchers have said.

Being exposed to highway pollution can cause brain damage in mice akin to memory loss and Alzheimer's disease, US researchers said.

"You can't see them, but they are inhaled and have an effect on brain neurons that raises the possibility of long-term brain health consequences of freeway air," said senior author Caleb Finch of the University of Southern California.

 
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