WFAA is reporting that there is a UNTHSC study looking into the prevalence of Alzheimer’s among Mexican-Americans and how some are more prone to earlier onset of Alzheimer’s as much as by a decade.
This is not breaking news as this 2008 New York Times article, More Alzheimer’s Risk for Hispanics, Studies Find, says “people with diabetes or obesity (are) more likely to have Alzheimer’s. Researchers theorize that high insulin levels and poor cerebral blood flow can cause brain changes that accompany Alzheimer’s, said Dr…”
Environmentalists have been warning on social media that our brains (and endocrine systems) were NOT wired to tolerate particulate pollution. We see how social INjustice plays out where minorities and low income people have disparate pollution exposures. Those people living in low income areas may be too close to roadside vehicle emissions or too close to fence line industrial processes like refineries, lead smelters and other chemical companies.
And a new kind of social INjustice is playing out where people in apartments or other once safe areas had Urban Drilling move in next to them like here in Arlington Gasland Texas.
I have blogged about how these vulnerable populations can suffer at higher rates of depression, violence, crime, suicide (aka shaleacide?) and lower IQ’s as well as lower sperm counts…
I reported from a Mother Jones article,
Just Google it for yourself….
So it is is no a no brainer that brain diseases are made or made worse by smog.
I have ALSO blogged on breast cancer and the fracking connection in the past. Here is the link, https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/?s=breast+cancer.
Breastcancer.org says…(I boldfaced fore emphasis)
- About 1 in 8 United States women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
If you are tuned in, you already know we have an autism spike over the decades. You already know then about our diabetes and obesity epidemic.
Our air, food, soil, and water should be the nourishing healer as our bodies were designed so wonderfully to overcome and self-repair…but like our planet in distress under global warming from all this fossil fuel burning and methane leaking, I believe humans too have reached a tipping point.
How to get back to our homeostasis?
Have an internal reprogramming garage sale and lose the junk in our habits for starters.
Elect the correct lawmakers and toss out those that chose to Tump and tip the delicate balance of our biosphere, and harm our human homeostasis for a short sighted, capitalistic goal.