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Risk Gene For Alzheimer's May Aggravate Neurological Effects of Air Pollution in Children

There is growing evidence that exposure to air pollution adversely affects cognitive and behavioral development in children. However, the mechanisms underlying this association are, as yet, unknown. Now, the findings of a new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institute supported by the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation, suggest that the ε4 variant of the APOE gene may play a significant role in this process