Environmental Carcinogens Decrease Lifespan Happiness

Improving emotional wellbeing isn’t as simple as just being happy, as external factors can heavily influence mood. Researchers from Osaka University discovered that environmental contaminants can impact emotional wellbeing and lifespan. A new risk assessment tool called LHpLE measures happy life expectancy and loss due to exposure to carcinogens and psychological distress. Despite previous use in evaluating radiation exposure, this tool hadn’t been applied to cancer or environmental carcinogens’ effects on happiness until now. Results showed that while cancer didn’t significantly decrease emotional happiness, exposure to environmental carcinogens and psychological distress did, suggesting a need for policies to reduce exposure for longer, happier lives.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.