Air pollution and its impact on mental health

Not only is air pollution impacting physical health, the affects that it’s having on mental health is another large concern.

According to Independent Nurse, those who spend a large amount of time in highly polluted areas are more than likely going to develop a mental disorder, with high levels of PM2.5 and NO2 at the age of 12 encourages shown to increase the likelihood of depression by 63% by the time they turn 18.

This is supported by the journal Psychiatry Research, where it was reported that children living in highly polluted areas were more than likely to grow up with depression by the age of 18.

Further studies carried out by researchers in the US and Denmark also found links between air pollution and mental health problems such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders.

The effects of air pollution are far reaching. At EGO, we want to help reduce emissions by offering a viable alternative to petrol powered equipment and increase awareness of the impact its having on our health.

Challenge 2025 is EGO’s call to action for a cleaner, quieter, safer future for garden users.

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