Nearby greenery may help Canadians live longer, new study suggests

By Kevin Bissett
The Chronicle Journal
October 11, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

FREDERICTON – A new study suggests having daily exposure to trees and other greenery can extend your life. Dan Crouse of the University of New Brunswick, along with other researchers …studied 1.3 million Canadians in 30 cities over an 11-year period. “We found that those who have more trees and vegetation around where they lived had an eight to 12 per cent reduced risk of dying compared to those who didn’t,” Crouse said Wednesday. …Researchers found the protective effects of exposure to green space weren’t the same for everyone, however. “One thing that was kind of striking is that we found that those who were in the highest income bracket and those who had the highest levels of education were benefiting more from the exposure to greenness,” he said.


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