The team Norvergence is currently working on a climate change issue that emphasizes the impact that climate change has shown on the human brain. Recently, the XXIV World Congress of Neurology was held in Dubai and more than 4000 neurologists and specialists from 126 countries attended it. The experts brought into notice their research and theories about the impact that can be seen on the human brain as a result of climate change and the other environmental risks.
The reports show that air pollution is associated with the reported higher incidence of stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders. The expanded research talks about climate change and mental health that includes increasing evidence as to the extreme weather events those are more frequent, intense, and complex as per the changing environment that can trigger the following health issues:
- Post-Traumatic stress disorder(PTSD)
- Major depressive disorder (MDD)
- Complicated Grief
- Vicarious Trauma
- Recovery Fatigue
- Substance abuse
- Suicidal Ideation
Small particles from air pollution and occupational exposure can lead to:
- Oxidative stress cellular damage
The condition of oxidative stress cellular damage is a consequence of high levels of oxidant molecules and the degeneration of nerve cells. The experts also pointed towards the brain health of children which is being affected by the toxic pollutants in the air which might result in delayed cognitive development or can show links to autism.
The neurologists say that they need to get a more comprehensive understanding of the role the environment plays on the nervous system and diseases related to the brain. The efforts are in the right direction and the focus is to identify the extreme effects that climate change can have on the human brain. The scientists across the world and the researchers have also taken this point related to brain health into consideration and have started working on gaining a clear insight into this raised issue.
The researchers at Norvergence are coordinating with some neurologists to gain more information about the effects on the human brain and what is the main reason behind it. Reasons like industrial pollutants and car emissions are said to be the leading cause of increasing brain health issues, especially among children. Efforts should be made by each one of us to reduce air pollution and demand strict action from the government whenever required.