The association between PM2.5 exposure and neurological disorders

Pengfei Fu, Kin Lam Yung

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5 Citations (Scopus)


Background: Air pollution has attracted widespread attention due to its negative effects on public health. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is a type of air pollutant present in many countries. Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems that cause great economic and societal burden.

Methods: We use systematic review and metaanalysis to examine the associations among PM2.5 exposure and several of the most common neurological disorders.

Results: Our results show significant associations between PM2.5 exposure and stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and autism spectrum disorder.

Conclusion: Our metaanalysis shows the associations between air pollution and public health. Such reliable and comprehensive data shed light on the influence of air pollution on human health.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Pollution, Climate, and Health
Subtitle of host publicationAn Integrated Perspective on Their Interactions
EditorsMeng Gao, Zifa Wang, Gregory Carmichael
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128203958
ISBN (Print)9780128201237
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Environmental Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • PM2.5
  • Neurological disorders
  • Public health
  • Metaanalysis


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