Most people know that if they want to reduce their individual risk of cancer, a good first step is not to smoke. With an aging global population, dementia is a public health hazard on par with cancer. But how to reduce your risk? Aaron Reuben’s Mother Jones article highlights a solution. Unfortunately, it requires decisive action in the community, by the government, and globally. Quitting smoking is hard – but getting a broad public consensus leading to positive action is even harder. Read Reuben’s article if you need yet another reason to support environmental protection.
About the Author
Aaron Reuben has covered environmental issues for Grist, Scientific American and The Atlantic. He lives in Washington, DC.