Middle-Aged Men More Likely Than Others To Commit Suicide After Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure

The Salt Lake (UT) Tribune (2/13, Moulton) reports that a study published this week in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that “middle-age men, who already have the highest risk for suicide, are even more likely than others to kill themselves after short-term exposure to air pollution.” Researchers arrived at this conclusion after having studied “10 years of records for Salt Lake County residents who committed suicide.” Then, utilizing “raw data from air-monitoring stations and sophisticated modeling tools, they learned that men between the ages of 36 and 64 had the highest risk of suicide after breathing pollution, particularly nitrogen dioxide.”

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— “U. study: Middle-aged men at highest risk of suicide after breathing bad air,” Kristen Moulton, Salt lake Tribune, February 12, 2015.

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