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When trees die, so do people - interesting study

Discussion in 'The Cave' started by Hope, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Hope

    Hope Gold

    Came across this...fascinating study on the effect of nature on man, and how a tree-killing bug may also affect people near it....

    http://donovan.hnri.info/Studies/donovan_et_al.EAB.pdf

    Specifically, the natural environ- ment has been shown to decrease stress,9 increase physical activity,10 and improve air quality.11 In turn, stress,12,13 lack of physical activity,14,15 and poor air quality16 have been linked with cardiovascular and lower- respiratory-tract disease.
    The pioneering work in the fıeld by Ulrich6 found that patients recovering from gall bladderremoval surgery in a room with a view of a natural scene recovered faster and took fewer pain medications than patients in a room with a view of a brick wall.

    In Holland, Maas et al.19 reported a positive association between greenness and self-reported health. In a later study, Maas et al.20 analyzed the health records of 345,000 people. They found that those living in greener areas were less likely to be diagnosed with 15 of the 24 health outcomes examined. Results were particularly strong for anxiety and depression and for children and those with lower SES. Park and colleagues9 showed that walking in a forest reduced heart rate and cortisol levels. Finally, in New York City, Lovasi et al.21 found that children who lived in areas with more street
    trees were less likely to have asthma.
     
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    considering trees give us O2 it makes total sense......its non locality in real time.
     

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