Environmental Exposures – Mental Health Outcomes

The National Academies Board on Life Sciences has scheduled a February 2, 2021 virtual workshop “… to explore emerging research on the relationship between the environment and mental health … There is growing evidence that the environment can play an important role in mental health—yet research into the effects of environmental stressors rarely focuses on behavioral and mental health outcomes. This virtual workshop will bring together experts in mental health and environmental health research to explore emerging research on the relationship, harmful or beneficial, between environmental factors and mental health … Workshop presentations and discussions will: Explore new diagnostic tools and methodologies in neurobehavioral research frameworks … Highlight vulnerable populations … [and] Identify public health actions that could help reduce the mental health impacts of environmental stressors …” – The web link to the workshop is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at https://pfpw.news/2020/11/23/environmental-exposures-mental-health-outcomes/ #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics #PlasticWaste