Nextbigfuture believes this research is saying that there is some degree of long term brain damage or brain development abnormalities caused by high levels of air pollution.
Higher levels of TRAP exposure at birth had reductions at age 12 in gray matter volume and cortical thickness as compared to children with lower levels of exposure.
Previous studies of TRAP suggest that it contributes to neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders. This work supports that TRAP changes brain structure early in life.
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