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New study suggests link between air pollution and dementia

A new study out today suggests there could be a link between air pollution and heightened risk of dementia.

Responding to the study, Simon Alcock, Head of UK Public Affairs for ClientEarth said: “Air pollution is damaging our health from the womb to old age. It is unacceptable in 2018 for people to be risking dementia just by breathing. We need big, bold action from the government to clean up the air and protect our health.

“A new clean air bill could reduce air pollution across the country if it is backed up with an independent watchdog with teeth to hold the government to account. We also need clean air zones in the most polluted parts of our towns and cities to help resolve this public health crisis.”

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Jack Gisel