International coverage of UC study on air pollution and anxiety

Environmental Health researchers look at links between traffic-related air pollution and symptoms of childhood anxiety through neuroimaging

A study by researchers at UC and Cincinnati Children's investigating links to air pollution and anxiety received significant international media attention, particularly in the UK, where there has been a push for stronger clean air policies.

Kelly Brunst, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the College of Medicine, led the study which investigated exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and altered neurochemistry in pre-adolescents, specifically looking at the levels of myo-inositol, a metabolite found in brain cells. You can read the full press release here