"Scientists are finding increasing evidence for a link between air pollution and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s"

Most studies of Alzheimer’s disease have looked at environmental exposures perhaps five to 10 years prior to onset, said Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. In Parkinson’s disease, she said, relevant exposures could occur anywhere from 5 to 20 years prior to disease onset. Yet by the time someone is 60, they may have lived in 10 different homes in three different cities, and historical air-quality data can be difficult, if not impossible, to find.

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