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Air Pollution Connected to Cognitive Decline

If you live in a big city, beware. According to a new study published in The Journals of Gerontology, various sources of air pollution are linked to a decline in cognitive abilities among older adults. Reuters reports that the study, which focused on 780 subjects ages 55 and oder, compared the cognitive function and error rate of participants from different neighborhoods. The evidence suggests that not only is pollution linked to heart and lung problems, harmful particles found in these pollutants also pose a threat to a person’s neurological health.

Read the study published in The Journals of Gerontology.

Read the article published by Reuters.