Air Pollution Contributes to Mental Problems?

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           A study appearing in the journal ‘Molecular Psychiatry’ has found a link between air pollution and negative effects on the brain.  Scientists claim that extended exposure to fine particulates found in air pollution can be associated with ailments such as obesity, depression, lung and heart diseases, and learning and memory difficulties.  I wonder if autism should be added to this list?
     ;     ;  Meanwhile, the U.S. coal industry is dragging their heels, whining that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency – United States) is imposing an unfair and costly timetable for industry compliance with the tenets of the Clean Air Act.  In view of the recent studies concerning the detrimental effects of air pollution and the fact that in spite of massive advertising about “clean coal technology” coal fired power plants are amongst the largest of polluters, I can only marvel at the industries concern with their bottom line to the detriment of the rest of us.  Can anyone spell Black Lung?

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