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Proximity to major roads may raise odds of neurological disorders

Adults who lived less than 150 meters from highways and less than 50 meters from major roads had increased odds of developing Alzheimer's disease, non-Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, which may be caused by increased air pollution exposure, but no association was found between air pollution and increased Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis risk, researchers reported in the journal Environmental Health. The findings also showed that green space exposure reduced the correlation between air pollution and neurological disorder risk.

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