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Air Pollution Tied to Stroke, Memory Loss, Brown University Study



2/14/2012 7:08:57 AM

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.

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