Findings from a recently conducted epidemiological study that investigated the relationship between living near major roads and developing dementia were recently published in the Lancet. Dr. Paul Villeneuve was a co-author on this paper that was led by Public Health Ontario, and funded by Health Canada.

This study, conducted among Ontario adults, found that adults, living in urban areas, who lived within 50m from a major roads were 12% more likely to develop dementia when compared to those who lived farther away from road.

A full copy of this paper is available online.