Living Close To Major Roadways Linked To Dementia

January 6, 2017

Dreamstime

A new report out is suggesting people who live close to roadways with a lot of traffic are at higher risk of developing dementia.  The study looked at the medical records of more 6.5 million people between the ages of 20 and 85, and found that those living close to major roads were more likely to suffer from the disease and the closer to live to traffic the higher risk. Researchers say airborne pollutants from vehicles are to blame pointing to previous studies that showed a connection of pollution to higher risks of cardiovascular disease.  People living within 164 feet of busy roads had a 7% higher risk of dementia than those who were more than 984 feet away.

SOURCE: The Lancet

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