News from CREAL
Green spaces have been associated with improved mental health in children. Now researchers from CREAL, an ISGlobal allied centre, confirm that these natural spaces have a beneficial impact on child behavioral development. They generally estimated beneficial associations between behavioral indicators and longer time spent in green spaces and beaches (blue space), and with residential surrounding greenness.
Researchers found that more time spent in green and blue spaces is associated with reduction in a range of behavioural and emotional problems in schoolchildren.
Amoly E, Dadvand P, Forns J, Lopez-Vicente M, Basagaña X, Julvez J, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Sunyer J. Green and Blue Spaces and Behavioral Development in Barcelona Schoolchildren: The BREATHE Project.. Environ Health Perspect 2014.