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PARKINSON DISEASE

Parkinson disease and air pollution: does what we breathe matter?

Results of a new study have identified an association between risk of incident Parkinson disease and exposure to NO2, which is released into the atmosphere as a result of burning fuels. Parkinson disease has a long prodromal phase, so these findings suggest an opportunity to apply early prevention strategies.

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Calderón-Garcidueñas, L. Parkinson disease and air pollution: does what we breathe matter?. Nat Rev Neurol 17, 467–468 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-021-00531-7

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