Prof. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas of Montana University has published ground-breaking research, demonstrating the devastating effects of air pollution, particularly the fine particulate matter on human health.

We, at Micro Trace Minerals Laboratory have supported this important research by providing our services free of charge. 

Contamination par les métaux lourds

Les maladies et infections peuvent être aggravées par une contamination aux métaux lourds. Des métaux lourds que l'on ingère par l'alimentation, que l'on respire dans l'air pollué et plus encore dans la fumée de cigarette. Une exposition chronique à ces produits influence fortement l'immunité des muqueuses et favorise les affections gastro-intestinales etc.


Nanoparticles, Blood Brain Barrier & SARS-CoV-2

Research demonstrates that metals in nanoparticle size pass the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and also damage the barrier integrity, allowing toxic metals to cause damage. Residents who are chronically exposed to air pollution are likely to develop Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and are more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 systemic and brain effects.

Calderón-Garciduenas L et al. Environmental Nanoparticles, SARS-CoV-2 Brain Involvement, and Potential Acceleration of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases in Young Urbanites Exposed to Air Pollution. J Alzheimers Disease 2020;78(2):479-503. doi: 10.3233/JAD-200891.