Study links childhood exposure to air pollution and self-harm in later life

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A study of over 1.4 million Danes has revealed a link between higher levels of exposure to two common pollutants during childhood and an increased risk of self-harm in later life.

The study is a collaboration between academics at The University of Manchester and Aarhus University in Denmark. The team investigated if long–term residential exposure to particulate matter (PM2.5) with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 2.5µm and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) during childhood was linked to later self-harm risk.

Study links childhood exposure to air pollution and self-harm in later life (manchester.ac.uk) 

Period16 Sep 2021 → 17 Sep 2021

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