Air Pollution may cause Alzheimer’s

To the harmful effects of air pollution we can now add the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Air pollution can kill and debilitate us. And it may, it turns out, also cause Alzheimer’s disease in us.

A key feature of the incapacitating disease, which causes irreversible dementia, is a build-up of biometals in people’s brains. Until now it has been assumed that those toxic nanoparticles were produced by our own bodies. Now, however, British scientists have linked them directly to air pollution, which they say significantly increases the onset of Alzheimer’s in people, especially the elderly.

And this, needless to say, is a particular concern in many cities around Malaysia where air pollution remains a persistent blight on residents’ quality of life and a danger to their health.


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