The different components of air pollutants and neurological disorders



by LORENZO CIOTTI

The different components of air pollutants and neurological disorders

Air pollution is a form of pollution, the set of all physical, chemical and biological agents that modify the natural characteristics of the earth's atmosphere. The effects on human health due to poor air quality mainly involve the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system, but not only.

The research Different components of air pollutants and neurological disorders, published on the Frontiers in public health, in fact explained: "The harmful effects of air pollution can cause various diseases. Most research on the hazards of air pollution focuses on lung and cardiovascular diseases.

In contrast, the impact of air pollution on neurological disorders is not widely recognized. Air pollution can cause various neurological conditions and diseases, such as neural inflammation, neurodegeneration, and cerebrovascular barrier disorder;however, the mechanisms underlying the neurological diseases induced by various components of air pollutants remain unclear.

The present paper summarizes the effects of different components of air pollutants, including particulate matter, ozone, sulfur oxides, carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides, and heavy metals, on the nervous system and describes the impact of various air pollutants on neurological disorders, providing ideas for follow-up research."

About the air pollution

Individual reactions to air pollutants depend on the type of pollutant a person is exposed to, the degree of exposure, the individual's state of health and genetics.

Indoor air pollution and poor urban air quality are listed as two of the world's worst toxic pollution problems in the 2008 report. Outdoor air pollution causes 2.1 to 4.21 million dead every year. Collectively, air pollution causes the deaths of approximately 7 million people worldwide each year and is the largest single environmental health risk in the world.

Productivity losses and degraded quality of life caused by air pollution are estimated to cost the world economy $50 trillion annually. Various pollution control technologies and strategies are available to reduce air pollution.

The impossibility of identifying the properties of a reference pristine environment leads to the introduction of the concept of atmospheric pollution by establishing a conventional standard for air quality. Air whose composition exceeds the limits established by law in order to avoid harmful effects on humans, animals, vegetation, materials or ecosystems in general is therefore considered polluted. Photo Credits: wisesociety.it