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Cleaner air a ‘short-term’ silver lining of COVID-19

Cleaner air a ‘short-term’ silver lining of COVID-19

April 29, 2020

Environmental scientist Lee Murray tells City Newspaper that the area’s nitrogen dioxide concentrations in March were 30 percent lower than in March 2019. But the benefit won’t last, he says.

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Study links pollution to autism, schizophrenia

Study links pollution to autism, schizophrenia

June 9, 2014

When mice younger than 2 weeks old were exposed to very small particles of pollutants, their brains showed damage that is consistent with brain changes in humans with autism and schizophrenia. That’s not to say air pollution causes either one, said Deborah Cory-Slechta, professor of environmental medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and lead researcher in the study published Friday.

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Carbon regs will help your health more than the planet’s

Carbon regs will help your health more than the planet’s

June 9, 2014

The EPA says that the regulations will reduce those conventional pollutants by more than 25% over the lifetime of the rules as a co-benefit.

That might just be the beginning—the more we learn about air pollution, the more dangerous it seems even at lower levels. A new study from the University of Rochester found that exposure to air pollution at a young age caused changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement in the parts of the brain that is seen in humans with autism and schizophrenia.

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New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

June 6, 2014

exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement of part of the brain that is seen in humans who have autism and schizophrenia.

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