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Yes, This Smog Can Affect Your Mental Health too: IFPRI Study (The Indian Express)

Nov 15, 2017

The Indian Express published an article based on a latest IFPRI research, “Happiness in the Air: How Does a Dirty Sky Affect Mental Health and Subjective Well-being”, co-authored by IFPRI-Beijing’s Xiaobo Zhang. Referring to the growing air pollution in Indian cities, the article quoted Zhang who provided his analysis on link between air pollution and happiness. Zhang explained that exposure to air pollution over time reduces hedonic happiness and increases the rate of depressive symptoms.