5 Jan 2017

Do busy roads cause dementia?

Health and Social Care Correspondent

The toxic chemicals that pollute our cities could be linked to the risk of getting dementia according to a new study. Researchers in Canada have found that people who live near busy traffic clogged roads face a 7 percent higher chance of developing dementia than those who live further away. They haven’t proven a direct cause but it’s thought that air pollutants get into the blood stream and could then affect the brain.