Asthma, lung cancer, heart disease – not a complete list of risks
Scientists around the world scratching their heads over how to mitigate the effects of environmental pollution on the human body.
After all already now in China due to smog, people can’t see further than a few meters. Asthma, lung cancer, heart disease, and it is not a complete list of dangers faced by people living in cities with polluted atmosphere.
Now, there is evidence that the dirty air can hurt our brain. Working with this problem American scientists from the University of southern California published the results of the 11-year study showing that high concentrations in air pollutants doubles the risk of human dementia (dementia). Colleagues, researchers from the University of Toronto has conducted additional issledovat and found that people residing at a distance less than 50 meters from the carriageway, 12% more likely to suffer dementia than those who live far away from roads. Rodents, which for the sake of experiment I had to breathe polluted air, showed signs of Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and other symptoms of brain damage.
But according to statistics, the inhabitants of modern Beijing breathe this dirty air, it can be considered the equivalent of 40 cigarettes, which would Vykurovanie daily!
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