Those who have lived in polluted areas after10 years of study had brain volume reduction by 0, 03 percent on every 2mg per cubic meter of contaminated particles and by 46% an increased risk for a form of silent brain stroke
According to a new scientific research, polluted air can cause a decrease of the volume of the brain and can increase the risk for its damage.
This research lasted for ten years, and included 940 people, at the age of 60, who lived in areas with less air pollution. MRI has been used in order to determine the long exposure on the contaminated particles in the air on their brain structure.
These particles in the air come from exhaust gases, burned woods or coal and other sources, reveals the newspaper “Vijesti” from Montenegro.
The results were devastating. Those who lived in polluted areas after 10 years of follow- up had a reduction in the brain volume by 0, 03 percent on every 2mg per cubic meter of contaminated particles and by 46% an increased risk for a form of silent brain stroke.
Scientists added that this reduction in brain volume is comparable to a year of aging of the brain, and that a long-term exposure can lead to neurological problems, mainly dementia, brain stroke, but a depressive disorder as well.