Mental Health has become an area of concern and environmental issues have a major role to play in it. As per the research conducted on the mental health condition, the researchers at Norvergence have pointed towards environmental exposures like noise pollution, air pollution, weather conditions, housing conditions, etc, that have a major share in mental health issues in people across the globe.
As per the previous research reports of the past year, 20% of all adults worldwide suffered from a mental disorder. The volunteers at Norvergence are more concerned about the fact that the majority of the people are not aware of the symptoms that are related to mental stress and other mental illnesses like depression. The environmentalists at Norvergence LLC says “symptoms in a special child and disorders like a personality disorder or Autism” are the only known disorders among the people. As per a survey conducted by the Norvergence team, they found that people don’t know much about the environmental facts that are contributing to mental health issues.
The verified fact is that many mental health issues are caused by environmental pollution. The effect of pollution on neuropsychiatric disorders has recently begun and has grabbed direct attention toward the brain, with in vitro and animal model studies lending mechanistic insight into how air pollution components can be neurotoxic. The environmental factors like occupational exposure and exposure to pollution are causing mental health problems. The studies related to gene-environment interactions in the context of psychiatric disorders likewise point to a wide range of factors interacting with genotype in mental disorder prevalence.
Environmental threats like air pollution are the most harmful one as it causes both physical and mental harm. The damage to your lungs, heart and other mental illness such as depression, dementia, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts are some examples of the damage that are the results of the effects of air pollution. The mental health risk is high among the young generation living in urban areas. According to a recent study published by Psychiatry Research, children become three to four times more likely to have depression at 18 if they had been exposed to polluted air at age 12. Loud music, heavy metal is also toxic to our nervous system as confirmed by the latest Global Chemicals Outlook.
A very low level of lead concentration in blood can be associated with decreased intelligence, behavioral difficulties and learning problems in children. A study by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center also shows a link between high traffic-related air pollution and anxiety level.
The team Norvergence emphasizes the green and clean environment which can promote both physical and mental well-being. The government also plays an important role to control the damage caused by air pollution. The government not just plans policies for environmental protection but also provides help like subsidies for tools and techniques that helps to reduce the pollution level in the atmosphere. The Norvergence team feels that there is a constant need for spreading awareness about all the factors that are related to environmental degradation and its impact on lives on the planet.
“The more aware we are the more we can think about the methods to control the harm.”