This article discusses The air we breathe could be changing our behavior in ways we are only just beginning to understand.
In the future, police and crime prevention units may begin to monitor the levels of pollution in their cities, and deploy resources to the areas where pollution is heaviest on a given day.
This may sound like the plot of a science fiction movie, but recent findings suggest that this may well be a worthwhile practice.
Why? Emerging studies show that air pollution is linked to impaired judgement, mental health problems, poorer performance in school and most worryingly perhaps, higher levels of crime.
In 2016 another study backed up Roth’s initial findings that pollution can result in reduced productivity.