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Updated:2014-01-03 08:31:54
Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallExperts urged to collaborate on issue amid worsening air pollutionSenior clinical psychiatrists have called for closer studies on the negative impact of smoggy days on mental health.Severe pollution has been linked to respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis, but few people realize it could trigger “smog depression”, said Tian Chenghua, a professor at the Institute for Psychiatric Research at Peking Universitys No 6 Hospital.He said it is scientifically proved that some types of depression are closely associated with conditions such as seasonal change and lack of sunlight. These are related to the production of the hormone melatonin, which lightens skin pigmentation.Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau said on Thursday that the capital saw 58 days of serious pollution in the past year, with residents enduring on average a smoggy day every six to seven days.PM 2.5 – airborne particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter – is the major pollutant on most of these days, with the worst pollution occurring in autumn and winter, the bureau said.”China lacks scientific studies and investigations into how smog relates to human emotions and mental health,” Tian said.”Experts in public health and clinical psychiatry could collaborate on this to better protect physical and mental health amid worsening air pollution.”Pu Chengcheng, a psychiatrist at the hospital, said cases of increased anxiety and feelings of hopelessness caused by weather conditions such as smog, cloudy skies, rain and lack of sunlight are no longer rare.Previous Page1 2 3 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 Next Page8.03KRelated ArticlesIsraeli hospital says Sharons health deterioratingHK air quality health index reaches serious levelShanghai workers in declining healthAction call on smog, mental health linkRural doctor of 43 years says people’s good health makes him happyTagssmog mental healthPhotoJing Boran poses for Mens uno magazineQingming holiday embraces tourist boomJackie Chan holds charity concert marking 60th birthdayRoyal couple start New Zealand tourEntertainment Weekly Photos: March 29 – April 4Tong Liya poses in blooming lavender flowersArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelStunning visions of lightTop 10 Chinese artists on Hurun Art List 2014Zhang painting takes top price at Sothebys auctionSino-German artists hold joint exhibitionArt creations from autistic childrenAdnans art shows power of landscapeMilan puts design in the spotlightPhotographer captures Beijings city gatesChinese artists early work on displayHong Kong art fair coming to BeijingChristies opens Beijing art space to expand businessArtist gives new life to radishesPosters of 33rd HK Film Awards unveiledThe Other Woman screens in LondonConverted 3D movie for Chinese market comes under questionAmy Adams to appear in Story Of Your LifePyramid scheme bolsters ticket salesNeed for Speed remains top of Chinas box officeIn memory of movie star Leslie CheungFilm heroes descend on BeijingJohnny Depp arrives in Beijing to promote film TranscendenceHarry Potter spinoff set for movie trilogyTom Cruise: Top Gun 2 would be funInternet erupts over Wen-Yao affairJackie Chan holds charity concert marking 60th birthdayTong Liya poses in blooming lavender flowersJing Boran poses for Mens uno magazineKevin Federline welcomes sixth childDavid Beckham to launch sportswear rangeRoyal couple start New Zealand tourEntertainment Weekly Photos: March 29 – April 4Charlie Sheen hasnt paid child support for 3 months?Halle Berry: All women multitaskAmy Adams to appear in Story Of Your LifeStar Tracks in AprilGao Yuanyuan poses for fashion magazineColccis Summer 2015 collection at Sao Paulo Fashion WeekMarion Cotillard poses for new Lady Dior adsDavid Beckham to launch sportswear rangeMogujie aims for fashionable toneDolce and Gabbana not convinced by Beckham designsAlexa Chung to host FITs Future of Fashion showFashion food hatsChina Fashion Week ends in BeijingBackstage at China Fashion Week9th China Super Model Final ContestStumbling models at China Fashion WeekPeng Liyuan visits Europe in styleFashion food hatsLegend Holdings invests in green tea companyDemand for early batch of spring green tea dropsGerman winemaking flourishes in the EastQueen of tea losing crown amid frugality driveAlcohol industry faces challenges amid anti-graft campaignVATS to promote well-known Napa Valley winesIllegal GM food raises concernsChina intercepts 143 food shipments in FebruaryChina looks to better supervise food, drug safetyVice Premier urges rural reform, food safetyItalian wine producers join hands to hit Chinese marketTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism DestinationsEditors PicksInternet erupts over Wen-Yao affairFamous couples who have parted waysStumbling models at China Fashion WeekRape flower terraces beckon romantic spiritHot wordsNanluoguxiangOscars red carpetShirley TempleKorean dramaReganmianLeonardo DiCaprioZhang YimouNing HaoTeaPaul WalkerVideoEasy Talk: JaywalkingEasy Talk: Traveling dos and dontsTaking flightColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-RayPauline D Loh:
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