Excessive air pollution may be cause for a fifth of dementia cases – study

Posted: February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

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New study indicates that particulate matter emitted by automobiles and power plants may account for 21 percent of dementia cases and may nearly double the likelihood that women older than 64 years will develop cognitive impairment.

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Source: Excessive air pollution may be cause for a fifth of dementia cases – study — RT America

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Excessive air pollution may be cause for a fifth of dementia cases - study
Airborne particulate matter emitted by automobiles and power plants in urban areas may account for 21 percent of dementia cases and may nearly double the likelihood that women older than 64 years will develop cognitive impairment, a new study says.

The chances of developing dementia increase by around 92 percent for women ages 65 to 79 who are exposed to air pollution consisting of particulate matter up to 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in diameter, a level that exceeded US Environmental Protection Agency standards from 2012, according to the study, released this week in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

Applying the study’s findings to the population beyond older women, PM2.5 could be the cause of about 21 percent of all dementia cases, according to the…

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  1. futuret says:

    IN SOME PLACES IN CHINA, THEY WALKING AROUND WITH GROTESQUE MASKS. THIS IS NOT CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) IN THE AIR, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT; CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) IS NEEDED FOR PLANTS IN THE PROCESS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CARBON MONOXIDE IN TERMS OF POLLUTION, WHICH CAN BE DEADLY. I PERSONALLY HAVE HAD INTERACTIONS WITH THIS COMPOUND; WHILE STANDING AT A BUS STOP, WAITING FOR A BUS, SOME OF THESE TRUCKS, AND SOME CARS THROW OUT THIS GRAY TO BLACK CARBON MONOXIDE, AND IT AFFECTS ALL THE ORGANS AND THROAT IN THE UPPER THORAX. I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF PEOPLE LOOSING THEIR JOBS TO FOSSIL FUELS, WE MUST TAKE THESE KINDS OF CHANGES IN A STEP BY STEP PROCESS, TO RETRAIN FOR OTHER OCCUPATIONS. WE MUST ALSO, IMPLEMENT CLEAN ENERGY IN GEOGRAPHICAL AREA WHERE IMMEDIATELY COMPATIBLE. THIS CAN NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT, AND WE SHOULD SEE THAT THESE METHODS ARE IMPLEMENTED WITH ACCURACY. YES, THERE IS SUCH A THING AS CLEAN COAL, BUT WE MUST NOT RELY ON ONE ENERGY SOURCE. LIKE ONE OR MANY MAY SAY, DO NOT PUT ALL OF YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET.

  2. Futuret I agree that clean energy is a very urgent initiative. And you are absolutely right about the need to rely on a variety of energy sources.

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