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Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains - The Guardian

The new study examined brain tissue from people in the UK and Mexico and found abundant particles of magnetite, an iron oxide. Photograph: Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images. Toxic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in human brains in ...and more »

Toxic Air Pollution Can Penetrate the Brain: Study - TIME

A toxic particle found in polluted urban areas can infiltrate the brain, potentially contributing to degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...and more »

How we discovered a possible link between car exhausts and Alzheimer's - The Conversation UK

The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Lancaster University ...and more »

Air pollution particles found inside human brains - CNN

(CNN) Another new concern could be on the horizon for city dwellers, particularly those living in the more polluted cities of the world, as a new study has found that certain particles found within pollution could enter the human brain -- by people ...and more »

Air pollution is sending tiny magnetic particles into your brain - New Scientist

Traffic fumes go to your head. Tiny specks of metal in exhaust gases seem to fly up our noses and travel into our brains, where they may contribute to Alzheimer's disease. Iron nanoparticles were already known to be present in the brain – but they were ...and more »

Pollution particles 'get into brain' - BBC News

Tiny particles of pollution have been discovered inside samples of brain tissue, according to new research. Suspected of toxicity, the particles of iron oxide could conceivably contribute to diseases like Alzheimer's - though evidence for this is ...and more »

Toxic Magnetic Waste From Air Pollution Found in Human Brains - Gizmodo

Add this to the growing list of reasons to never go outside again: the human brain is apparently a sponge for toxic magnetic waste found in smog. That's according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences ...and more »

Potentially Toxic Magnetic Nanoparticle Pollution Found in Human Brains - Newsweek

09_05_magnetic_01 A woman wears a protective mask to guard her from air pollution as she walks on a street in Mexico City, March 16. A new study using subjects from Mexico City and Manchester found high levels of magnetic nanoparticle pollution in the ...and more »

Pollution particles in the brain 'linked to Alzheimer's disease' - NHS Choices

"Air pollution particles linked to Alzheimer's found in human brain," Sky News reports after new research found tiny particles of magnetite – a potentially toxic by-product of traffic pollution – in samples of brain tissue. The samples, obtained after ...and more »

'Air pollution' particles linked to Alzheimer's found in human brain -

Tiny magnetic particles produced by car engines and brakes can travel into the human brain and may trigger Alzheimer's disease, scientists have warned. Researchers at Lancaster, Oxford and Manchester Universities discovered microscopic spheres of the ...and more »