Tag: social and environmental justice
The reporter explains how air and water pollution affect our brains, why children are so vulnerable, and what to do about it.
From Critical Psychology and Social Practice: "Scholars in critical psychology have demonstrated how the dominant ‘scientific’ and applied psychologies (and psychologists, therapists, and counselors)...
A new study, published in BMJ Open-Access this week, found a significant link between the level of air pollution in a community and the mental health of the children living there. After controlling for socio-economic status and other potential variables, researchers in Sweden discovered a strong association between the concentration of air pollution in a neighborhood and the amount of ‘antipsychotic’ and psychiatric drugs prescribed to children. The link remained strong even at pollution levels well below half of what is considered acceptable by the World Health Organization (WHO).