LIVING NEAR HEAVY TRAFFIC INCREASES DEMENTIA RISK
A study conducted in Canada has found that people living 50m from high traffic roads are 7% more risk of developing dementia compared to those living 300m away. About one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s could be related to high air pollution. It’s been suggested that air pollutants travel to the brain through the bloodstream, leading to neurological problems. This increased risk could also be attributed to the ripple effect of respiratory and cardiac problems caused by the fumes.