Air pollution exposure may increase risk of dementia (The Conversation)

The Conversation published an op-ed by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School and Jiu-Chiuan Chen of Keck Medicine of USC on how certain molecules of air pollution, known as PM2.5, can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. According to Finch and Chen, the Clean Air Act has significantly reduced the levels of pollution exposure for Americans. “We believe any measures that undermine EPA’s operation or loosen clear air regulations will have unintended consequences,” they wrote. Futurism also noted the research by Finch, Chen and colleagues.