Breathing dirty air pollutes the mind, literally

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Breathing dirty air pollutes the mind, literally

Air pollution can lead to a number of major mental illnesses, researchers find

Sarah Knapton

Living in an area with high air pollution increases the chance of suffering from a major mental illness or depression, scientists have discovered.

In the biggest study ever looking into a link between emissions and neuropsychiatric disorders, researchers compared 151 million health insurance records with pollution statistics across the US.

The team from the University of Chicago then verified their findings using data from health registers covering 1.4 million people in Denmark...

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