New research has linked air pollution with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis.More

New European research has found that living in urban areas and being exposed to air pollution could increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).

Carried out by researchers in Italy, the new study looked at over 900 MS patients living in the northwestern Italian region of Lombardy.

The researchers assessed the participants’ exposure to air pollution in winter, which is the season with the highest pollutant concentrations, and focused on two types of air pollutants known as particulate matter: PM10, which are particles of particulate matter with a diameter of 10 micrometers or smaller, and PM2.5, which are particles smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter and 30 times smaller in diameter than a

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