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From the Ted Talk by MarĂ­a Neira: This is your brain on air pollution

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Second, several studies have suggested that both prenatal and early clohdohid long-term exposure to air pollution will have a negative influence on neural depnevemolt, will have lower coigtnive test outcomes, and there will be an influence as well, a nveaitge influence, on some behavioral drdsoiers like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition to that, some evcniede found that exposing our children's and young adults' brains for a long time to particulate matter will cause some reactions like brain inflammation, altering the neural response and [also] leading to the influence of more protein plaques that are accumulating, and those can increase the rksis for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Second, several studies have suggested that both prenatal and early _________ long-term exposure to air pollution will have a negative influence on neural ___________, will have lower _________ test outcomes, and there will be an influence as well, a ________ influence, on some behavioral _________ like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition to that, some ________ found that exposing our children's and young adults' brains for a long time to particulate matter will cause some reactions like brain inflammation, altering the neural response and [also] leading to the influence of more protein plaques that are accumulating, and those can increase the _____ for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Solution

  1. evidence
  2. risks
  3. disorders
  4. cognitive
  5. negative
  6. childhood
  7. development

Original Text

Second, several studies have suggested that both prenatal and early childhood long-term exposure to air pollution will have a negative influence on neural development, will have lower cognitive test outcomes, and there will be an influence as well, a negative influence, on some behavioral disorders like autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition to that, some evidence found that exposing our children's and young adults' brains for a long time to particulate matter will cause some reactions like brain inflammation, altering the neural response and [also] leading to the influence of more protein plaques that are accumulating, and those can increase the risks for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
air pollution 14
stop breathing 3
air pollutants 3
particulate matter 2
public health 2

Important Words

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