Researchers Find Link Between Air Quality and Alzheimer’s Disease
08/28/2015 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Camfil USA (Press Release) // Lynne Laake // (Blog)
Swedish researchers at Umeå University have discovered a direct link between exposure to auto emissions and an increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Their study covered 15-years and was published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Small inhaled particles appear to be the cause of the brain damage. Camfil’s new generation of air filters can help insulate the population from exposure to particulate contaminants.
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As scientists learn more about the consequences of air pollution, the list of health risks have been growing. Asthma and other respiratory diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases have long been the top worries, but researchers in Sweden have now added a new – and equally troubling – condition to the list: Alzheimer’s Disease.
In a 15-year study, researchers from Umeå University, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and the Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging found a direct link…