Yes, this smog can affect your mental health too: IFPRI Study
The research, titled “Happiness in the air: How does a dirty sky affect mental health and subjective well-being?,” found that exposure to air pollution over time reduces hedonic happiness and increases the rate of depressive symptoms.
Written by Nandini Rathi | New Delhi | Published:November 11, 2017 7:36 pm
Worsening air pollution has been putting a damper on our short-term happiness — the effect is real. (Express Photo/Neeraj Priyadarshi)
The choking smog of Delhi NCR and the deteriorating air quality in a cluster of Indian cities in the recent years has directed a sharp spotlight on the impact of air pollution on health, such as the sharp hikes in respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, hospitalisations and mortality in the general population. The risk is however not limited to tangible, physical health.
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