What is necessary for each person to be happy, peaceful and satisfied life? Perhaps the answer here may be obvious: each of us need health, money and meeting the demand for recognition and love. Well, if money and the need to recognize scientists it is unlikely you will be able to help, in order to protect your mental health, the researchers conducted a series of experiments relating to diseases of the mind and nervous system.
How environmental pollution can affect the nervous system?
Despite the fact that most modern countries are becoming richer, and the financial condition of their inhabitants is steadily growing, the cases of depression and mental illness by persistently following man. However, the richer it becomes a state, the more endangered green spaces and air quality. Scientists have found that having access to a Park or body of water dramatically reduces tension, allowing the person to live a more healthy and positive life. In addition, the link between child mortality and respiratory diseases are also well known, as according to the world Health Organization, each year about 7 million people die because of air pollution.
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According to the results of studies conducted in different countries, it was revealed that changes in air quality in the place of residence of people directly associated with changes in their psyche. Air pollution on roads is often associated with dementia, delinquent behavior in adolescents and delayed brain development in children attending schools in areas of polluted air.
A study conducted in China showed that older people, long time living in a contaminated environment, often complain of decreased ability to remember new information. Researchers believe that susceptible to contamination brain cells can gradually lose their natural cognitive abilities. In addition, men and women with low education are particularly at risk, although the reason for this is currently unknown.
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According to experts, air pollution with the same success damages the brain of both humans and animals. Those animals that were exposed to severe air pollution for several months, there was a significant decrease in the function of the brain and inflammatory responses in key areas. This means that the brain tissue had changed in response to harmful stimuli caused by pollution.
Repeated inhalation of nanoparticles found in polluted air can have a number of negative consequences for the brain, including chronic inflammation of nerve cells of the brain. The presence of iron in polluted air can only accelerate this process. Nanoparticles of magnetite can increase the toxicity of abnormal proteins found in the centre of plaques, which confirms the post-mortem brain of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.
Despite such unpleasant consequences of anthropogenic human impact on the environment, we can still try to prevent even more serious results of their own actions. How? Let’s think about this together in our Telegram chat.