New study shows that air pollution causes brain dammage and may be linked to Alzheimer's. Has anyone heard this story?

    It can lead to many other health issues as well, just wondering if anyone else knew a little more about this latest study?

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    Communes grow up like weeds breaking through the pavement. Just when you may have thought they were all gone and all the back to earth hippies had gone away, grew up or became yuppies…there they are as I live and breath. They don’t advertise their whereabouts  like entrepreneurs gone mad for money. They are just there. Many are on-line, many more are down the road and up the creek somewhere. They are taking over abandoned parts of cities, and talk about squatter’s rights, what to plant where. I’ve seen lettuce and basil growing on the roofs of abandoned buildings. Their numbers are hard to imagine and all the harder to count. There is no need for them to make themselves known, protect anything or pay taxes. Why would they? When things don’t work well and failure happens what is reborn is another opportunity to become a hippie and live and work in a commune of people like me, who like to simply get by and see money as  a convent cheat.     

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    Thanks for reminding me, but I forgot where it was.
    All these studies by these so-called Scientists is a waste of our money. When they say "may", to me that means they dont know. My Grandfather and Grandmother on my mothers side and my mother, all had Alzheimers. They grew up in Bohemia( Slovakia) . No one had a car, TV Or Telephone at that time. So it cant be related to Airpollution.I took care of my mother who had Alzheimers and Also worked for 8 yrs w. Alzheimers inflicted people. The strangest thing I encountered was when there was a full moon, they silently walked up and down the hallway in Nursinghome. It was eerie.

    ann .. very eerie. did you work on the floor where they were at the worst part of their disease process?
    the air in my area gives the kids asthma. i lived by the ocean before i lived here (3 years ago) and all the kids had these pink cheeks and bright eyes. here, they look pale and dulled eyed. makes me sad.

    what do you think causes altzheimers?

    Yes I did. I choose this Job because I wanted to learn what made some people w. Alzheimers so combative and why others were not.I agree that the Air quality in some parts of the country is worst than others,. I used to live in CT before moving to NH.I had terrible Hayfever every year in Ct it is completely gone since moving here. I dont know what causes Alzheimers. But in each case in my Family there was a great deal of stress just prior to onset of it.

    I know Alzheimer’s goes back before Roman times. The decline of the Roman Empire has been attributed to Lead pipes in water supplies by some sources. The two appear similar. A remedy at the time was to take a tea of narcissus roots which is a present day Alzheimer’s treatment called Razadyne. The drug relaxes blood vessels in the brain and is mildly euphoric in effect.

    Robert, that is very interisting. Thank you I will do some research on that.
    I believe it. I read recently that people as young as forty are being afflicted with this horrible disease. Both of my parents have it for 5 Years now. I will kill myself should I come down with it. "Living death" is what it should be called.

    Ed, I knew a woman who had Alzheimers at 42. Unfortunately they progress faster, than person at 70
    Yes it is "Living death" If I ever came down with it, I would not put my family through that, It is hard to see your parents like that. They are just a Shell of theire former self. I hope and pray that none of us come down with it. God bless
    i live in a place in california that has the worst air in the united states. i have really noticed a loss in my ability to remember names.
    now ... the news is that cell phones mess with your brain. <cnn report -- sajay gupta> i didn't listen to the whole report. check it out if it's a concern to you.

    Thanks me! I used to live in Costa Mesa, the air smelt like ball bearings in the morning. The air in San Diego was much better than L.A., and Texas air was almost as bad as L.A..
    I haven't done my research on this yet, but I've heard that much of the air pollution today has been drastically effected by the industrial revolution, in the early 1900's. I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this or knows of what I mentioned?

    Leeroy,Great Research by the way. It has been known for years that air pollution causes Respiratory ailments and host of other problems.Depends on where you live.

    Thank you so much, nice to hear from you Ann, hope all is well with you...
    Health effects

    The World Health Organization states that 2.4 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution, with 1.5 million of these deaths attributable to indoor air pollution. "Epidemiological studies suggest that more than 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiopulmonary disease linked to breathing fine particle air pollution. . ." A study by the University of Birmingham
    University of Birmingham
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    has shown a strong correlation between pneumonia
    Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung. It is often characterized as including inflammation of the parenchyma of the lung and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid ....

    related deaths and air pollution from motor vehicles.
    Worldwide more deaths per year are linked to air pollution than to automobile accidents. Published in 2005 suggests that 310,000 Europeans die from air pollution annually. Direct causes of air pollution related deaths include aggravated asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, lung and heart diseases, and respiratory allergies. The US EPA
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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress...

    estimates that a proposed set of changes in diesel engine
    Diesel engine
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    technology (Tier 2) could result in 12,000 fewer premature mortalities, 15,000 fewer heart attack
    Myocardial infarction
    Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, is the interruption of blood supply to part of the heart, causing heart cells to die...

    s, 6,000 fewer emergency room visits by children with asthma
    Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm...

    , and 8,900 fewer respiratory-related hospital admissions each year in the United States.

    The worst short term civilian pollution crisis in India
    India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.18 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

    was the 1984 Bhopal Disaster
    Bhopal disaster
    The Bhopal disaster is the world's worst industrial catastrophe. It occurred on the night of December 2–3, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. A leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals from the plant resulted in the exposure of...

    . Leaked industrial vapors from the Union Carbide factory, belonging to Union Carbide, Inc., U.S.A., killed more than 2,000 people outright and injured anywhere from 150,000 to 600,000 others, some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries. The United Kingdom suffered its worst air pollution event when the December 4 Great Smog of 1952
    Great Smog of 1952
    The Great Smog of '52 or Big Smoke was a severe air pollution event that affected London in December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants mostly from the use of coal to form a thick layer of smog over the city...

    formed over London
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    . In six days more than 4,000 died, and 8,000 more died within the following months. An accidental leak of anthrax
    Anthrax is an acute disease caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. Most forms of the disease are lethal, and it affects both humans and other animals...

    spores from a biological warfare
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    laboratory in the former USSR in 1979 near Sverdlovsk
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    is believed to have been the cause of hundreds of civilian deaths. The worst single incident of air pollution to occur in the United States of America
    United States
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    occurred in Donora
    Donora, Pennsylvania
    Donora is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela river. Donora was incorporated in 1901. Donora got its name from a combination of William Donner and Nora Mellon, banker Andrew W. Mellon's wife. Agriculture, coal-mining, steel-making, wire-making, and...

    , Pennsylvania
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    in late October, 1948, when 20 people died and over 7,000 were injured.

    The health effects caused by air pollutants may range from subtle biochemical and physiological changes to difficulty in breathing, wheezing, coughing and aggravation of existing respiratory and cardiac conditions. These effects can result in increased medication use, increased doctor or emergency room visits, more hospital admissions and premature death. The human health effects of poor air quality are far reaching, but principally affect the body's respiratory system and the cardiovascular system. Individual reactions to air pollutants depend on the type of pollutant a person is exposed to, the degree of exposure, the individual's health status and genetics.

    A new economic study of the health impacts and associated costs of air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin
    Los Angeles Basin
    The Los Angeles Basin is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between the peninsular and transverse ranges in southern California in the United States containing the central part of the city of Los Angeles as well as its southern and southeastern suburbs...

    and San Joaquin Valley
    San Joaquin Valley
    The San Joaquin Valley is the area of the Central Valley of California that lies south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Stockton. Although most of the valley is rural, it does contain urban cities and suburbs such as Fresno, Bakersfield, Visalia, Stockton, Tulare, Porterville, Turlock,...

    of Southern California shows that more than 3800 people die prematurely (approximately 14 years earlier than normal) each year because air pollution levels violate federal standards. The number of annual premature deaths is considerably higher than the fatalities related to auto collisions in the same area, which average fewer than 2,000 per year.

    Diesel exhaust (DE) is a major contributor to combustion derived particulate matter air pollution. In several human experimental studies, using a well validated exposure chamber setup, DE has been linked to acute vascular dysfunction and increased thrombus formation.
    This serves as a plausible mechanistic link between the previously described association between particulate matter air pollution and increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
    Hello, it's been thirty-three minutes, what's wrong with this site? How long does it take to get an answer around here. lol
    There is a strong genetic link with Alzheimers. My mother, her mother and several of mother's siblings died with alzheimers.
    I had a gene scan to see if I carried the gene. Fortunately I do not, but that does not mean that I will not get it.I wanted to know so that I could plan what is left of my life at age 69.
    The organisation I contacted for the gene scan is
    The cost is a few hundred dollars US, but well worth it in my opinion.

    The only person who can solve this problem is you and those like you who are willing to put your time, sweat, energy, thought and money into solving this for yourself. I think the only survivors will be Do-It-Yourself maniacs who are throughly fed up with a system designed to disable and kill people in the septic ponds of our collective waste, which is our environment. The government cannot be expected to solve the problem because they seek to protect industry and employment. The only effective solution for the government is population decline (AKA Population Death). To turn this around is a form of rebellion, become independent of your personal need for all those things like auto fuel, heating and air-conditioning energy from polluting sources, etc.  That does not mean doing without our comforts but rather find a way that  doesn’t kill you and your neighbor. 


    Nice comment R.G., but I don't see people taking a stand over anything here in the U.S. soon. I think that something has just taken the fire out of our bellies.
    I would love to see people stand up for a cause, I know it has happened in small groups of the community, but rarely have I seen it on a larger scale, except in other nations.
    Thanks for the interesting comments and thumbs up, yes I think I've had signs of memory loss for years, but It may also have something to do with the few years I hung out with Mary Jane... lol
    Drain bammage?????

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