Environmental Economics

A first-of-its-kind study by health care economists reveals another troubling concern about breathing smoke and dust in the atmosphere: long-term exposure to certain pollutants increases our risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

A recently released working paper by three economics professors makes the case that prolonged exposure to air pollution does not just cause respiratory problems, but also puts individuals at higher risk for dementia.

Environmental Protection Agency regulations have decreased pollutants we breathe. All the progress is about to be lost.

A new study by professors of economics has linked breathing dirty air to developing Alzheimer's disease.

Pollution, even at levels considered safe under Environmental Protection Agency standards, are connected to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in old age, according to new research.