Air Pollution and Child Psychiatry: The Practical Aspects
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 11, Number 3&4, May 2020
Jess Levy, MD.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH.
Dr. Levy has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
While air pollution has lifted a bit with the global pause for the pandemic, this merely underlines the problems created by particulate matter, injuring children and causing both psychical and direct mental health sequelae. This article reviews the impact of air pollution on children and gives practical suggestions on mitigating those effects.