A Review of the Health Benefits of Greenness.

  title={A Review of the Health Benefits of Greenness.},
  author={Peter James and Rachel F. Banay and Jaime E Hart and Francine Laden},
  journal={Current epidemiology reports},
  volume={2 2},
Researchers are increasingly exploring how neighborhood greenness, or vegetation, may affect health behaviors and outcomes. Greenness may influence health by promoting physical activity and social contact; decreasing stress; and mitigating air pollution, noise, and heat exposure. Greenness is generally measured using satellite-based vegetation indices or land-use databases linked to participants' addresses. In this review, we found fairly strong evidence for a positive association between… CONTINUE READING


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