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25/11/2019 @ 1:11 PM
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More evidence points to the idea that air pollution may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. A new study suggests that tiny polluting particles carried by dirty air can enter the brain, possibly contributing to cognitive decline. It is no secret that ambient air pollution is an important risk factor for various health concerns.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 9 in every 10Trusted Source people worldwide breathe highly polluted air. Importantly, poor air quality contributes to millions of deaths globally per year. Although it is easy to understand how the air we breathe might affect our respiratory system — with research showing that ambient pollution contributes to lung cancerTrusted Source — it can be harder to understand how, or even if it impacts the health of other major organs.

In fact, an increasing amount of evidence suggests that air pollution is associated with cognitive decline, and that it may contribute to the ever growing number of Alzheimer's disease cases. Read more HERE

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