Traffic Pollution Linked to Reduced Grey Matter Development in Children
Post Date: January 24, 2020 | Publish Date:
“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
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.
Here are more air pollution-related findings published in recent months by experts at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati.
- Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Department Utilization and Fine Particulate Matter: A Case-Crossover Study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives
- Lifetime exposure to traffic-related air pollution and symptoms of depression and anxiety at age 12 years, published in Environmental Research
- Myo-inositol mediates the effects of traffic-related air pollution on generalized anxiety symptoms at age 12 years, published in Environmental Research