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Wired highlighted research by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School about the connection between exposure to air pollution and dementia symptoms. “I have no hesitation whatsoever to say that air pollution causes dementia,” said Finch, who also stated air pollution is just as bad cigarette smoke in terms of its impact on human health and welfare. According to Finch’s research, air pollution can lead to systemic inflammation in the body, which can lead to the formation of Alzheimer’s disease plaques in the brain (second story here).

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