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Study Examining Link Between Air Pollution And Child Mental Health

Cincinnati Edition, WVXU |

More than one in five adolescents will experience a mental health disorder, including depression and anxiety. This puts them at a higher risk for suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among adolescents. Now researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are studying the impact of air pollution exposure on mental health disorders in children.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the study are Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center lead investigators of the project Kim Cecil, Ph.D., director of radiology research for the Imaging Research Center; Patrick Ryan, Ph.D., Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; and Kimberly Yolton, Ph.D., director of research in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.

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