5th January 2017, 21:34
A major research study into air pollution has revealed that people living near a main road increases the risk of dementia. The study published in the Lancet, a weekly, peer reviewed medical journal, analysed the effects of living near a main road on six and a half million people in Canada. The results revealed that one in ten dementia deaths in people living within 50 metres of a busy road could be attributed to fumes and noise.
Jonathan Sacramento spoke to local GP Rene Beguelin and asked him what this told us about our lifestyles and links to dementia.