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umwelt-plakette.de en 2019-02-19

News on environmental zones and air pollution

Effects of air pollution on young people

12-year-olds who live in cities and are exposed to particulate matter (especially PM 2.5) and nitrogen oxide would develop depression four times more frequently at the age of 18, according to a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research. These pollutants can affect the brain and its development, like a time bomb. The list of harmful effects of air pollution continues to grow.