Published: Nov 02, 2023 12:22:42 am
alert : Researchers analyzed medical records of 2.20 crore people in America
Risk of Parkinson’s disease increases due to polluted air particles reaching the brain through breath.
Washington. Polluted air can cause Parkinson’s disease in humans. Research conducted in America found up to 56 percent risk in humans. According to researchers, polluted particles of PM 2.5 or less size in the air reach the brain through breath. These can cause swelling in the brain and the person may develop Parkinson’s disease. The research has been published in the Neurology medical journal. Researchers studied medical data of 22 million people in America. Out of these, 90 thousand patients related to mental disorders were selected. Information about their residence, surrounding environment and state was collected. Prominent researcher at Barrow Neurological Institute of America, Prof. Brittany Krzanowski said that information was also collected about the patients’ exposure to micro-polluted particles.