Global Briefs

Published on July 31st, 2019 | by Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.

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Bad Air

Pollution Harms Mental and Physical Health

It’s well established that air pollution’s poisons and particles shorten lives, impair learning and increase risk for dementia. Now, a study published this spring in JAMA Psychiatry, which followed 2,232 children in Britain for 18 years, has found significant associations between exposure to air pollution and psychotic experiences during adolescence. Air pollution is believed to be responsible for 7 million deaths per year globally, according to the World Health Organization.

 

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