Psychosis in teens may be linked to an unlikely culprit: air pollution

(CNN)An unexpected danger of urban life: Psychotic experiences are more common among teens exposed to the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide and other forms of air pollution, according to a new study. Nitrogen oxides, including nitrogen dioxide, are tailpipe pollutants, entering the air due to burning fuel. An association but not a cause-effect relationship Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. “It is especially important to identify other factors that may potentially ameliorate the consequences of air pollution to protect human health,” said Kioumourtzoglou, who had no role in the new research. “These could be lifestyle, nutritional, or neighborhood-level factors.” “As the global population is becoming increasingly …