Mother Jones examines the growing body of research implicating air pollution in dementia.
“While coarse pollution particles seldom make it past our upper lungs, fine and ultrafine particles can travel from our nostrils along neural pathways directly into our brains,” reports Mother Jones. “Once there, they can wreak a special havoc that appears to kick off or accelerate the downward spiral of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. While much of the research is still preliminary, the findings so far are compelling.”
Does Air Pollution Cause Dementia? (Mother Jones, June 2015)