By Steven Reinberg 

HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People living in heavily polluted areas of the United States may be more vulnerable to Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests.

Specifically, the culprit is a type of air pollution called fine particulate matter (PM2.5), which is less than 2.5 microns in diameter and comes from car exhaust, burning of fuels in power plants and other industries, and forest and grass fires, researchers say.

“We found an association between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to fine particulate matter. In specific, people in the highest exposure have a 25% greater risk of Parkinson’s disease…


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