It is the time to pay more attention to all resident and commercial pollution alerts that come around us. Although the Environmental Protection Agency tries to get more rules and restriction to protect the Environment, pollution has still significant effect on human health. Recently, the three new studies show the link between air pollution and heart attack, cognitive deterioration and stroke.
Dr. Wellenius said, “Reducing air pollution levels by just 20 percent, an achievable goal”. He added that “would have prevented about 6,000 of the 184,000 hospitalizations for stroke in the Northeast region” in 2007 alone.
There are nearly 20,000 women found that have greatly accelerates declines in measures of memory and attention span in most parts of the country. Another research in Boston indicated that the risk of stroke increase with increasing traffic pollutants.
The Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists at the University Paris Descartes in France found that the common pollutants — carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and others — increase a person’s risk of having a heart attack immediately.
The researcher noted that” the smallest particles of pollution, those finer than 2.5 microns in diameter — or about one-thirtieth the Breathing in pollutants may cause harm in a number of ways. They added that they may cause inflammation linked to heart disease, increase the heart rate and thicken the blood, which can cause blood width of a human hair — are particularly effective at infiltrating the body”.
Dr. Weuve surveyed between 19,409 women in the United States in the ages of 70 and 81 for about a decade, observing at changes in cognition every two years. He showed that ”declines in memory and executive function, including the ability to plan and make or carry out a strategy, are normal as people get older”. But the study revealed that ”women with higher levels of long-term exposure to air pollution had significantly faster declines in cognition than those with less exposure to pollutants”. Dr. Weuve added that “if there were a treatment that could just delay the onset of dementia by two years that would spare the population millions of cases of disease over the next 40 years.”
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ANAHAD O’CONNOR (February 15, 2012) “Air Pollution Linked to Heart and Brain Risks” The New York Times, retrieved by https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/air-pollution-tied-to-heart-and-brain-risks/?scp=2&sq=air%20polution&st=SearchTags: Air pollution news, green House Gas
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