LIV­ING NEAR HEAVY TRAF­FIC IN­CREASES DE­MEN­TIA RISK

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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.

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