Pollution, Distance From Green Spaces Tied to Quality of Life

Pollution, Distance From Green Spaces Tied to Quality of Life

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Pollution, Distance From Green Spaces Tied to Quality of Life

The health-related quality of life of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) living in Barcelona, Spain, is negatively affected by exposure to air pollution and living farther away from green or blue water-rich spaces, a study suggests. “This study, performed for the first time on a Mediterranean population, provides evidence that air pollutants … and the distance to green or blue spaces negatively affects the health-related quality of life in COPD patients,” Judith Garcia-Aymerich,…

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