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Main Title The role of global air pollution in aging and disease : reading smoke signals /
Author Finch, Caleb,
Publisher Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1004347585
ISBN 0128131020; 9780128131022
Subjects Pulmonary toxicology ; Air--Pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  RC720.F56 2018 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2018
Collation xiii, 203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Global Air Pollution in Aging: Reading Smoke Signals is a complete reference connecting environmental pollution research to the human aging process. Since 1800, lifespans have more than doubled as infections declined and medicine improved. But the 20th century introduced a new global scourge of air pollution from fossil fuels with the potential to damage arteries, hearts and lungs that has been related to chronic exposure of air pollution from fossil fuels. Risk areas of study include childhood obesity, brain damage associated with air pollution, increased risk for autism in children and dementia in older adults. In humans and animals, air pollution stimulates chronic inflammation in different organs, and genetic vulnerability to air pollution is being recognized, particularly for carriers of the Alzheimer risk gene ApoE4.