New Evidence Shows L.A. Smog Can Cause Brain Defects

USC Researchers found that the heavy Southern California (specifically Los Angeles) smog, is not only causing lung problems, but it is also causing brain defects.

The research team took air samples from the 110 Freeway near USC and exposed the pollution to mice over a 10 week exposure period, over about 150 hours. The results showed that the mice got brain damage from the filthy air, and it kept their neurons from developing. These neuron defects would eventually lead to memory loss for the mice.

The researchers think that the same problems are occurring for humans. The saddest part about this, is that the pollution exposure may be causing developmental disorders in children.
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Lady Gaga Meets Yoko Ono at Concert in Downtown Los Angeles

Lady Gaga, her wig and Yoko Ono posed together backstage at the “We Are Plastic Ono Band” concert which was at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles last night. That’s where I filmed my scene in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie! Hooray, but hooray for those two meeting? Do you think they exchanged digits? Is this good, bad or do you care?

L-Gaga R-Ono