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Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

/ Sep 19, 2018

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday. The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well-established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the researchers reported in the medical journal BMJ ...

/ Sep 19, 2018

Microplastics may enter food chain via mosquitoes: scientists

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment. Microplastics — tiny plastic shards broken down from man-made products such as synthetic clothing, ...

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