Mix of stress and air pollution may lead to cognitive difficulties in children

ScienceDaily | Jan 17, 2020 at 7:02 AM
  • Air pollution has negative effects on physical health, and recent work has begun to also show negative effects on mental health.
  • The combined effect of air pollution and early life stress was seen across several measures of thought and attention problems/ADHD at age 11.
  • Earlier studies making use of the same longitudinal cohort data found that prenatal exposure to air pollution combines with material hardship to significantly increase ADHD symptoms in children.