those who have lived in polluted areas after 10 years of study had reduced brain volume at 0, 03 percent of all 2 mg per cubic meter of contaminated particles and 46% higher risk of a form of silence cerebral stroke
according to a new scientific research, polluted air can cause a decrease in brain volume and may increase the risk of damage.
This investigation lasted ten years and included 940 people, at the age of 60, who lived in areas with less air pollution. MRI has been used to determine the exposure time of the contaminated air particles in their brain structure.
These airborne particles come from the exhaust gases, burned woods or coal and other sources, reveals the daily “Vijesti” of Montenegro.
The results were devastating. Those living in contaminated areas after 10 years of follow-up had a reduction in brain volume at 0, 03 percent of all 2 mg per cubic meter of contaminated particles and 46% higher risk of a form of stroke silent .
Scientists add that this reduction in brain volume is comparable to a year of aging brain, and that long-term exposure can lead to neurological problems, especially dementia, cerebral stroke, but a depressive disorder as well.
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