Could the Air You Breathe Cause Dementia?

Did you know that the air that you breathe everyday could actually threaten your mental health? Several international studies claim that our continued exposure to polluted air could damage our brains and result in some of us developing dementia. Urban areas that are particularly heavily polluted have what’s known as magnetites in the air. Studies are now looking into whether there’s a link between these magnetities, industrial and urban pollution and the increasing rate of Alzheimer’s and dementia. So far scientists have found that patients suffering with Alzheimer’s do actually have a higher than average quantity of magnetites in their brains.

And the dangers of polluted air aren’t just outside. Even the air in your home could have significant pollution in it too. But there are simple ways you can improve the air quality in your home and minimize any risk.

  • Use air purifiers around your home.
  • Use HVAC air filters.
  • Thoroughly vacuum all areas and surfaces regularly.

This helpful guide explains more about the research into dementia and air pollution, along with tips on what you can do to improve the air quality in your home:

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