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Mental diseases are directly related to environmental pollution.

What is necessary for each person in order toto be happy, calm and satisfied with life? Perhaps the answer here may be obvious: each of us requires health, money and a satisfied need for recognition and love. Well, if scientists are unlikely to be able to help you with money and the need for recognition, in order to protect your mental health, the researchers conducted a series of experiments related to diseases of the psyche and nervous system.

People suffer from depression even if they become rich

How environmental pollution can affect the nervous system?

Despite the fact that most modern countriesbecoming richer, and the financial condition of their residents is growing steadily, cases of depression and mental illness are relentlessly following the person. At the same time, the richer a particular state becomes, the more often green spaces and air quality are at risk. Scientists have long found that having access to a park or pond significantly reduces nervous tension, allowing a person to lead a healthier and more positive life. In addition, the relationship between child mortality and respiratory diseases is also well known, since according to the World Health Organization, about 7 million people die every year due to air pollution.

You might be wondering: Millions of people die every year from dirty air. How to deal with this?

According to the results of studies conductedin various countries of the world, it was found that changes in air quality in the place of residence of people are directly related to changes in their psyche. Air pollution on the roads is often associated with dementia, delinquent behavior in adolescents and a delay in brain development in children attending schools in areas of polluted air.

Mental illness can be associated with poor environmental conditions.

A study in China found thatolder people who have been living in a polluted environment for a long time often complain of reduced ability to remember new information. Researchers believe that contaminated brain cells can gradually lose their natural cognitive abilities. In addition, men and women with low levels of education are particularly at risk, although the reason for this is currently unknown.

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According to experts, air pollution withequally successful damages the brain of both humans and animals. In those animals that were exposed to severe air pollution for several months, there was a significant decrease in the function of the brain and inflammatory reactions in its main areas. This means that brain tissue has changed in response to harmful stimuli caused by pollution.

Air pollution can cause not only depression, but also neurodegenerative diseases

Repeated inhalation of nanoparticles found inpolluted air can have a number of negative effects on the brain, including chronic inflammation of nerve cells in the brain. The presence of iron in polluted air can only accelerate this process. Magnetite nanoparticles can increase the toxicity of abnormal proteins found in the center of plaques, which confirms the post-mortem analysis of the brain of patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases.

Despite such unpleasant consequenceshuman impact on the environment, we can still try to prevent even more serious results of our own actions. How? Let's think about it together in our Telegram chat.