Studies shows that increasing exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of anxiety, depression and other mental health related issues.
A recent study by University of Washington researchers found that air pollution has been associated with behaviour changes – spending less time outside or leading a more sedentary lifestyle – that can be related to psychological distress or social isolation. Another study by Yale School of Public Health found that Air Pollution is contributing to higher levels of depression.
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Yale School of Public Health research: https://publichealth.yale.edu/article.aspx?id=14877