A powerful anti-crime initiative – clean up the air

A powerful anti-crime initiative – clean up the air
The research discussed in this Futurity piece suggests that breathing polluted air has a negative impact on both your physical and psychological health. It also seems that the associated stress and anxiety can lead you to make less ethical choices.

Analysis of nine years’ worth of air pollution data from the US Environmental Protection Agency and crime statistics from the FBI revealed high levels of air pollution in a county predicted higher incidents of crime in nearly every category.

Perhaps the first step in any anti-crime initiative should be to clean up the air.

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