Home gardens and distances to nature associated with behavior problems in alpine schoolchildren: Role of secondhand smoke exposure and biomarkers

CONCLUSIONS: Natural environments in school and home surroundings might be beneficial for school conduct and performance. Lower secondhand smoke exposure at home might be a pathway between home gardens and children's behavioral problems. Associations with residential proximity to nature in this study were in unexpected directions and warrant further investigation. These findings serve as a point of departure for investigating how proximal nature might activate health supportive pathways in children and simultaneously confer childhood health benefits via positive behavioral changes in their parents.PMID:35526418 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113975
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: research