Mail--only one incoming last week, but I caught up on outgoing mail
Fires, floods, Covid, Climate Change, Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida. Stress. Sorrow.
Air pollution is linked to mental health. An interesting article, especially as we continue to see more and more behavior that seems bizarre, destructive, self-defeating, and frankly, just plain nuts. Combine the effect of air pollution and all of the stresses society is currently enduring like those listed above, and the results are frightening. I've seen these studies recently on several Neuroscience sites lately, and my previous theory that "there is something in the water" making people lose their sense of reason is evidently wrong, but there IS something in the air:
"Recent research has shown that small increases in air pollution are linked to significant rises in depression and anxiety. It has also linked dirty air to increased suicides and indicated that growing up in polluted places increases the risk of mental disorders. Other research has found that air pollution causes a “huge” reduction in intelligence and is linked to dementia. A global review in 2019 concluded that air pollution may be damaging every organ in the human body."
Research as early as 2012 that examines the link between air pollution and mental illness.
To lighten the mood:
Svend, wear the helmet!