The dirty air affects the brain

The research conducted by scientists from Shanghai, proved that dirty air affects the human brain, provoking the development of various diseases of the body the Central nervous system. First of all, autism in children and Alzheimer’s disease appears in old age.

Chinese ecologists have studied information about the health of 1,5 thousand juveniles and compared them with data on airborne in Shanghai carbon particles of different density. Experts have found that over 85% of children diagnosed with autism for three years or more lived in urban areas with the highest concentration of toxic substances in the environment. The scientists also identified: often impurities in the air affecting the brain, and inadequate levels of environmental provoked the development of the mentioned pathology in the age interval from 2 to 3 years. According to researchers, environmental toxins damage the immune system of infants, and the consequences of this became apparent in the preschool and school age.

Moreover, a new study has confirmed the connection of the inhaled dirty air and the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. If there is a high level of fine dust, the main sources are automobile exhaust and smoke from factories, it’s in 90% of cases is the cause of old age dementia. The said particles are very small, and therefore easily pass through the upper respiratory tract, freely into the body. They also provoke the development of asthma, bronchitis and heart attacks.

To avoid dementia, the researchers recommend that, in addition to the choice of residence is with fresh air, diet with plenty of vitamins, give up alcohol and tobacco, to protect the nervous system, a good night’s sleep and daily physical activity.