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Air Pollution and Mental Health: Q&A

4 November 2021
With COP26 in full swing and the world focusing on climate change, Mental Health Research Matters wanted to talk about the impact air pollution has on mental health.
We know that air pollution has a significant effect on our physical health. But there’s also a growing body of research connecting exposure to air pollution to mental illness.
We caught up with Dr Joanne Newbury, who worked on a paper researching the connection between long-term exposure to air pollution and mental health.
We spoke about the paper, how it wouldn’t be possible without interdisciplinary collaboration, and her hopes for the future of mental health research.