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Air pollution linked to mental health disorders, say researchers

People living in areas of poor air quality are more likely to develop mental health disorders like bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia, according to a major new study published in PloS Biology. Academics compared health insurance records for 151 million Americans with levels of air pollution, and then verified their findings with records of 1.4 million people in Denmark.

Professor Andrey Rzhetsky is a co-author of the University of Chicago study.

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