POL­LU­TION RAISES RISK OF DEMENTIA

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FEATURES/APPRECIATION -

Air pol­lu­tion raises the risk of dementia by 92 per cent, re­searchers at the Univer­sity of South Cal­i­for­nia found.

Toxic fumes from cars and power plants causes brains to swell, lead­ing to dementia.

This may cause a fifth of global cases.

Women with the ‘dementia gene’ or liv­ing in heav­ily pol­luted ar­eas are most at risk.

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