Research Horizons


Traffic Pollution Linked to Reduced Grey Matter Development in Children

“While the percentage of loss is far less than what might be seen in a degenerative disease state, this loss may be enough to influence the development of various physical and mental processes.”

—Travis Beckwith, PhD

The new study published Jan. 24, 2020, in PLOS One was led by first author Travis Beckwith, PhD, and senior author Kim Cecil, PhD.

Their work adds to a collection of evidence from experts at Cincinnati Children’s and colleagues indicating that traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is contributing to health problems that extend beyond lung conditions.

Read more about the latest findings

Here are more air pollution-related findings published in recent months by experts at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati.