Growing Up in Dirty Air Increases Risk of Depression

A new study shows that children living in areas of high pollution are more likely to develop major depression by the time of their 18th birthday.

The scientists said their findings are particularly significant because 75% of mental health problems begin in childhood or adolescence, when the brain is developing rapidly.

“High levels of air pollution are just not good for you, and particularly for your children, whether that be physical or mental health,” said Helen Fisher at Kings College London, who led the research.

Further studies are needed to be done but there is definitely an issue of high pollution in cities across the UK particular in those living in urban areas.

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