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Trump’s EPA policies risk more Alzheimer’s cases
The original paper appears to be this one: http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v7/n1/full/tp2016280a.html#aff7

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Two new studies add to the growing body of evidence that air pollution is causing higher rates of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Particulate matter may be responsible for more than one in five dementia cases, as the smallest particles appear to travel directly from the nose to the brain, where they do considerable damage.

Tragically, the new president campaigned on rolling back Clean Air Act rules and boosting coal use, which, along with vehicle exhaust, is the principal source of particulates.

"If people in the current administration are trying to reduce the cost of treating diseases, including dementia," physician-epidemiologist Dr. Jiu-Chiuan Chen told the L.A. Times, "then they should know that relaxing the Clean Air Act regulations will do the opposite."

Indeed, many studies find serious health impacts even at particulate levels below current EPA standards, Chen told ThinkProgress.
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The original paper appears to be this one: http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v7/n1/full/tp2016280a.html#aff7

Pop-sci/Trumpocalypse version: Trump's EPA policies risk more Alzheimer's cases

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Two new studies add to the growing body of evidence that air pollution is causing higher rates of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Particulate matter may be responsible for more than one in five dementia cases, as the smallest particles appear to travel directly from the nose to the brain, where they do considerable damage.

Tragically, the new president campaigned on rolling back Clean Air Act rules and boosting coal use, which, along with vehicle exhaust, is the principal source of particulates.

"If people in the current administration are trying to reduce the cost of treating diseases, including dementia," physician-epidemiologist Dr. Jiu-Chiuan Chen told the L.A. Times, "then they should know that relaxing the Clean Air Act regulations will do the opposite."

Indeed, many studies find serious health impacts even at particulate levels below current EPA standards, Chen told ThinkProgress.
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