Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness – study

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Friday, August 27, 2021

The researchers said the findings were likely to apply to most cities in developed nations, and cutting air pollution could benefit millions of people. “Air pollution is modifiable, and on a big scale as well, reducing population-level exposure,” said Joanne Newbury, of the University of Bristol, part of the research team. “We know there are interventions that can be used, such as expanding low-emission zones. Mental health interventions at the individual level are actually quite difficult.”

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