Nanoplastics promote conditions for Parkinson's, dementia: Study

Updated: Nov 20 2023 5:19PM

New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Nanoplastics interact with a particular protein that is naturally found in the brain, creating changes linked to Parkinson's disease and some types of dementia, a study has found.

The research, published in the journal Science Advances, paves the way for a new area of investigation, fuelled by the timely impact of environmental factors on human biology.

"Parkinson's disease has been called the fastest growing neurological disorder in the world," said principal investigator, Andrew West, a professor at Duke University School of Medicine, US.