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UCI MIND faculty finds connection between air pollution from traffic and Alzheimer’s disease

Masashi Kitazawa, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, and his team found exposure to traffic-related air pollution led to memory loss and cognitive decline and triggered neurological pathways associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Traffic Pollution Alzheimer's Disease Risk in Mice

“Public and environmental regulatory agencies need to accelerate efforts to reduce particulate matter levels in order to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other serious health conditions,” says Michael Kleinman. (Credit: Getty Images)

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