While everyone goes on and on ad nauseam about outdoor second hand smoke, the real culprit is dirty air.

Reuters Health) – Living in a crowded city or near a busy highway may be tied to a higher chance of having a stroke or losing your memory, new research suggests.

A study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine found a higher risk of stroke after "moderate" compared to "good" air quality days in Boston-area residents, especially when traffic-related pollution was high.

And another report in the same journal documented a faster long-term decline in thinking and memory skills in women living in higher-pollution areas of the United States.



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