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Living in areas with high pollution can DOUBLE your risk of developing most common form of blindness, major study finds

Air pollution nearly doubles the risk of suffering a debilitating form of visual impairment, a major study suggests.  People living in areas with high levels of traffic emissions are twice as likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), researchers found.  Scientists found long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide - a pollutant that is especially linked to old diesel cars - increased the risk of AMD among over-50s by 91 per cent.  And those living in high areas of carbon monoxide, which is linked to petrol and diesel, saw risk go up 84 per cent.  Read more.....

 

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