Pollution exposure can lead to loss of independence for older adults | News World

Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to a loss of independence for older adults, according to a new study.

In research in JAMA Network Open, air pollution from traffic emerges as a key risk factor for older adults losing their ability to care for themselves without some or total assistance.

Traffic-related air pollution releases fine particulate matter and gases like nitrogen dioxide into the air that can harm the lungs, heart, brain, and other parts of the body.

The researchers found that when people were exposed to high levels of pollution over long periods, like the 10 years studied in this research, they needed more help to manage their everyday activities.

The study suggests that reducing exposure to air pollution, particularly from traffic sources, could help prolong independent living for older adults, says senior author Sara Adar, associate professor of epidemiology and global public health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Boya Zhang, first author of the study and…

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