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Utah physicians say pollution linked to numerous neurological issues

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Posted at 10:33 PM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 00:33:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment held a panel discussion at the Salt Lake City Library Thursday night on the topic of 'How Pollution Harms Your Brain'.

Five physicians shared research that links numerous neurological issues to spikes in pollution.

They said Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, strokes and ADHD are all linked to pollution. Their presentation also included information about cities around the world which have decreased their pollution levels and subsequently improved public health.

Another presentation is planned for Thursday, February 5, on the topic of 'Air Pollution and Pregnancy'. It will take place at the Salt Lake City Library at 7 p.m. in the 4th Floor Conference Room.

Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment organized both presentations to coincide with the current legislative session. They have also invited state lawmakers to attend the "Clean Air. No Excuses" rally this coming Saturday at the Utah State Capitol at noon.