Link between air pollution, suicide discovered

February 19, 2015 5:25 PM

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Link between air pollution, suicide discovered

In this June 20, 2013 file photo, a masked man walks as the sun sets among buildings covered with haze, as Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair, File)

Air pollution has been blamed in an eighth of all deaths worldwide in 2012, and it just got deadlier: On the heels of studies that have produced similar findings in Canada, South Korea, and Taiwan, spikes in air pollution are being linked to spikes in suicides, reports LiveScience.

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