A growing number of studies are pointing to a link between exposure to air pollution and mental health disorders across age groups. Research to-date has mainly focused on air pollution effects among adults, and now two new studies conducted by scientists from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found a similar connection among children.
Findings like these, which add to those of previous research, are especially concerning as the Clean Air Act faces rollbacks that may unravel decades of progress helping to limit air pollution. Only time will tell how these changes will affect overall health outcomes, but the evidence so far suggests that higher levels of toxins circulating in the air we breathe may darken an already challenged mental health picture.
Read more at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neuronarrative/202003/yes-air-pollution-is-affecting-our-mental-health