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TED Talk: This is Your Brain on Air Pollution

Maira Neira at TED talk standing in front of logo

Air pollution knows no borders -- even in your own body, says Maria Neira, the Director of the Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization. In this startling talk, she describes how the microscopic particles and chemicals you breathe affect all your major organs (including your brain) and calls on both the public and those in power to take action to stop the sources of pollution.