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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

it also causes dementia


the incidence of dementia is higher in areas that are more polluted
los angeles may be one of the worst for the increased incidence of dementia due to air pollution
add to that asthma emphysema heart disease to the list

as we drive to ucla every month we zoom down the 101 and hit the heavy traffic about 5 miles before you hit the 405 which is worse
for those in the austin area think i35 on a bad day
i look up at the office buildings and the apartments that peek over those high concrete freeway fences that i guess are to block out the sound but it doesnt im afraid block out the air pollution
it gradually oozes into those apartments and offices
doing so the occupants gradually inhale all those fumes
that cant be good for you over a lifetime

country living out does city living when it comes to not polluting your lungs your heart and your brain

that picture above is from a nasa satellite of texas louisiana arkansas
the red then the darker stuff is nitrogen dioxide which gets in the atmosphere as the sun hits all that stuff we dump in the air

i think those clouds just southeast of new orleans on the picture is probably clouds
i sure hope so since they are black

that strip between san antonio and austin is lit up 
its getting almost solid growth on that corridor now
so is the pollution

of couse houston is darker 
think cars and refinery fumes

this is the satellite view of southern california
in the article linked here there is timed videos that shows the pollution grow over time during the day

los angeles is that dark dark red almost like a dropped drop of blood
south of there is san diego 
santa barbara where i live is northwest of los angeles along the coast
its pretty clear of red and black areas

so santa barbara may be a good place to live so you wont get air pollution dementia

so will probably living in rural areas in most of the us

you are what we eat
we also are what you breathe

sadly you can control what you eat
you cant control what you have to breathe

makes you want to move doesnt it

the organicgreen doctor

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