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Neurotoxicology. 2012 Oct;33(5):972-84. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2012.08.014. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

The outdoor air pollution and brain health workshop.

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Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Campus, Richmond, VA, USA. mblock@vcu.edu

Abstract

Accumulating evidence suggests that outdoor air pollution may have a significant impact on central nervous system (CNS) health and disease. To address this issue, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Institute of Health convened a panel of research scientists that was assigned the task of identifying research gaps and priority goals essential for advancing this growing field and addressing an emerging human health concern. Here, we review recent findings that have established the effects of inhaled air pollutants in the brain, explore the potential mechanisms driving these phenomena, and discuss the recommended research priorities/approaches that were identified by the panel.

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22981845
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PMC3726250
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10.1016/j.neuro.2012.08.014
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