16 Apr '18, 7pm

Young People in Polluted Cities at Greater Risk for Alzheimer's

A study has found that living in cities with high air pollution puts children and young adults at risk for Alzheimer's and suicide, The University of Montana reported Friday. University of Montana researcher Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas was part of a team that looked at the autopsies of 203 residents of Mexico City, which has daily ozone and particulate matter levels above U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) standards. The subjects they studied ranged in age from 11 months to 40 years, and the researchers found signs of Alzheimer's in 99.5 percent of them, including in less-than-a-year-old babies. "Alzheimer's disease starting in the brainstem of young children and affecting 99.5% of young urbanites is a serious health crisis," the abstract of the study , published in Environmental Research on March 23, warned. The researchers, who also included participants fro...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/young-people-alzheimers-25605956...

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