Air pollution – the cause of mental disorders in children

Environmental pollution not only leads to physical diseases but mental diseases. This is indicated by the results of a recent study, researchers from the University of Umea.

Experts in the field of population health and ecology agree that air pollution is one of the leading causes of premature death. About 5.5 million people a year die just from environmental factors that are associated with environmental pollution in General and air in particular. There are many studies proving the relationship between polluted air and asthma, allergies, skin diseases. Now we are talking about the impact of the environment on the risk of mental disorders, says Zee News.

The world health organization (who) links air pollution with diseases of the cardiovascular system, obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory infection and even lung cancer. There is also information about the presence of less obvious relationships.

Learned in one of the recent studies have proved that children's mental health can greatly suffer under the influence of environmental factors. According to scientific work in contaminated areas risk of childhood mental disorders increased by about 9%. In ecologically unfavorable cities teenagers are more likely to take tranquilizers and sleeping medications, researchers say.

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