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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Pollution de l’air et système nerveux central : état actuel de la recherche épidémiologique Volume 16, issue 4, July-August 2017



This news is based on the following article: Xu X, Ha SU, Basnet R. A review of epidemiological research on adverse neurological effects of exposure to ambient air pollution. Front Public Health 2016; 4: 157. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.00157


Although this is an emerging field of research, the neurological effects of air pollution have already been examined in a large number of epidemiological studies. This review of the diverse literature reveals two major defects common to most studies and likely to have strong influence on the results: inaccuracy in exposure assessment and the lack of control for potential confounders.