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Air pollution linked to “huge” reduction in intelligence

Air pollution can have a “huge” negative effect on cognitive intelligence – especially amongst older men – according to a study released this past August.  The research is one of the first of its kind to focus on the links between air pollution and cognition in older people. It was undertaken by scientists at Peking University in Beijing, China and Yale University in the U.S. and was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. In particular, it found that long-term exposure to air pollution may impede overall cognitive performance.  Read more...
 

 

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