Link Between Clean Air and Lower Dementia Risk

At AirBox our goal is to educate the American population on the importance of indoor air quality. We know that indoor air quality can have a massive impact on your health, and using products that will safely and effectively clean the air you breathe is of the utmost importance. What are some of these impacts on health you may ask? A recent study has found that high quality air can actually lower your risk for dementia.

Claire Sexton, the Alzheimer’s Association director of scientific programs and outreach, states: “We’ve known for some time that air pollution is bad for our brains and overall health…but what’s exciting is we’re now seeing data showing that improving air quality may actually reduce the risk of dementia.”

According to ScienceDaily,

  • Reduction of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and traffic-related pollutants (NO2) per 10% of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current standard over 10 years was associated with 14% and 26% reductions in dementia risk, and slower cognitive decline, in older U.S. women. These benefits occurred in women regardless of their age, level of education, the geographic region where they lived and whether they had cardiovascular disease.

  • Reduction of PM2.5 concentration over 10 years was associated with a reduced risk of all-cause dementia in French individuals by 15% and of Alzheimer’s disease by 17% for every microgram of gaseous pollutant per cubic meter of air (µg/m3) decrease in PM2.5.

  • Long-term exposure to air pollutants was associated with higher beta amyloid levels in the blood in a large U.S. cohort, showing a possible biological connection between air quality and physical brain changes that define Alzheimer’s disease.

Discoveries such as these support the case for the need for better air quality, and once people begin to understand how cleaner air really can improve their overall health and safety, AirBox will be here to provide them with the products they need to get started.

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