Exposure to Bad Air Will Leave You Prone to Depression and Anxiety
For many years, many thought the effects of air pollution mainly affect the lungs and other body organs. While this may be true, new research shows that bad air can lead to depression and anxiety among humans. Air pollution mostly comes from heavy industries, cars, trains, and other things that release dangerous odors or gas into the atmosphere. Both past and present, death rates are mostly higher where there's bad air. For instance, when a refinery is near a settlement, those living around it have a higher chance of having a high death rate. The new study was conducted with close to four hundred thousand people as participants. After the study was conducted, the results were released to the public on the 1st of February this year. Marc Weisskopf, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has also contributed to the discussion, saying that there is evidence that bad air is a factor among the causes of depression and anxiety. Although Marc Weisskopf wasn't among the authors of the new research, he has conducted research similar to this one.