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What we breathe matters: Air pollution linked to Alzheimer’s

Last week my husband and I got stuck on the M4 due to a serious car accident. It was an extremely hot day. We had our windows open.

As we were waiting for about five or so minutes everyone around us had their engines running and during that time I really noticed how polluted the air was.

Us living in the countryside we both quickly noticed the difference.

When you are sitting and waiting there is not much to do, right, after checking your FB profile for the tenth time…

I happened to have the Times newspapers in my bag and guess what? There was an article “Tiny particles of metal in brain link air pollution to Alzeheimer’s.”

I thought this is worth sharing with you. So here is what I found. It certainly made me think…

 

Air pollution may be putting people at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease, as tiny magnetic particles of iron ore build up in the brain, a study suggests.

Scientists found large quantities of magnetite, a poisonous compound produced when cars brake and burn fuel, that appear to have entered the brain through the nose.

The microscopic crumbs of metal may also be absorbed from open fires or printer ink.

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating mental disorder affecting more than 850,000 people in the UK.

Excess metals in the brain are thought to be dangerous. Magnetite is a mixture of ferric iron and ferrous iron, and it’s the ferrous form that’s quite toxic.  

Professor Peter Dobson, principal fellow at the Warwick Manufacturing Group, said: “There is growing evidence that magnetite nanoparticles in the brain might be

associated with Alzheimer’s. What’ is still not certain is if these are the cause or possible effect of Alzheimer’s. There also seems to be a shortage of data from the brains of people

not suffering from Alzheimer’s”

You can read the whole article either here http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/particles-of-metal-in-brain-link-air-pollution-to-alzheimer-s-z0zrf6tl6

Or in The Times, Tue, 6th September 2016, page 15.

 

Although the research wasn’t conclusive it is still alarming, wouldn’t you agree?

So if you work in the office where there is a printer or two, you have an external hard drive plugged in you could be potentially putting your health at risk!

Or if you are in front of your cosy open fireplace after being caught in rain shower going home from work even that could be dangerous for you.

I take this information quite seriously as my grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I know it mean for the rest of the family…

 

If you’d like to know what can help you and your family and loved ones in this case,

I’m happy to share what I personally use to protect my health naturally.

Please contact me.

 

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Have a great day!

Lucie

 

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