AIR

BLUE SKY and TWO BLACK BUILDINGS Acrylic painting 30″w x 40″h

This is the second in a new painting series calling attention to the air we breathe.  These works are part of a larger group of work I began in January reflecting my concern about the burning, transportation, and mining of coal.

A recent article posted by the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology carries the title  “Air Pollution Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults”.  I feel that my “Blue Sky and Two Black Buildings” art piece and the information contained in the article definitely are on the same wavelength.  One can be fortunate indeed to glimpse during the day a blue sky in some of the major cities in the world.

“Living in cities with high pollution has long been attributed to decline in physical health as we age,” said Jennifer Ailshire, Assistant Professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and fellow researcher Philippa Clarke, who co-wrote the recent report.  They have reason to believe that the tiny particles in vehicle exhaust and other sources of air pollution may hasten cognitive decline.  Ailshire said “the public should understand that there are health risks to living in polluted environments, particularly for older adults”.For more information on this topic please check out the following link: http://68.181.146.96/geroNEWSPOSTS/Airpollutionlinkedtocognitivedeclineinolderadults.pdf

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