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Pollution atmosphérique et santé mentale des enfants et adolescents suédois Volume 16, issue 4, July-August 2017

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This news is based on the following article: Oudin A, Bråbäck L, Åström DO, Strömgren M. Association between neighbourhood air pollution concentrations and dispensed medication for psychiatric disorders in a large longitudinal cohort of Swedish children and adolescents. BMJ Open 2016; 6: e010004. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010004

 

This extensive longitudinal study based on register data suggests that air pollution exposure is harmful to the mental health of children and adolescents. Further investigation is necessary, with more accurate criteria for measuring mental health.