Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Neurological Disorders


  • Maria Aslam University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Haris Ali University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Wardah Erum University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sonia Shehzadi University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Zobiya Khalid University Institute of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan




Environmental Pollutants & Neurological Disorders


Environmental pollution is one of the leading causes towards the rise of the neurological disorders. All types of pollutants whether biodegradable and non-biodegradable both contributes towards different neurological issues and affects human life badly. The effect of these pollutants even affects the baby in the womb. Other than this environmental pollutant is also responsible for causing other complex disorders such as cancer, diabetes, heart diseases and many more. Different types of environmental pollution such as air, water, land, thermal, sound, radiation etc. have different impact on the neurological health of the individuals. Disastrous conditions as well as the areas with poor hygiene and cleaning facilities are also linked with the presence of or growth of harmful microorganisms and these are the sites that are accumulated with heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury etc. Along with this noise pollution also affects our brain and nervous system and can cause complications even can cause depression among people. Similarly, the polluted water contains a number of pollutants and toxic metals which accelerates the process of aging and in longer term to cause neurodegenerative diseases. The role of nutrition is highly recommended in neurological disorders and complications as eating healthy diet and taking safety precautions in food preparations and proper handling of food in industries can decrease the chances of the occurring of such diseases. Concluding the facts of our study it has been seen that environmental pollutants triggers the oxidative stress and cause neurotoxicity and inflammation of the neuron cells which in longer term causes different neurodegenerative diseases.


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DOI: 10.54393/mjz.v2i2.18
Published: 2021-12-31

How to Cite

Aslam, M., Ali, M. H., Erum, W., Shehzadi, S., & Khalid, Z. (2021). Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Neurological Disorders. MARKHOR (The Journal of Zoology), 2(2), 09–13. https://doi.org/10.54393/mjz.v2i2.18



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