It is common knowledge that smog has negative health effects, but more researchers are warning that there may be a direct effect on cognitive abilities. Recently, experts determined that air pollution can have a damaging impact on the brain and even result in depression.
The study, which was published in Molecular Psychiatry, is one of the first to examine how smog affects the brain. Previously, experts had conducted studies on how pollution impacts the lungs and heart.
A group of mice were exposed to air pollution for five days a week throughout the course of 10 months. After this time period, tests found that they showed more depressive-like behaviors as a result of the smog.
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