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Stress test: An interview with Araceli Camargo

Araceli Camargo

Poorly planned environments pose serious risk to physical and mental health, says cognitive neuroscientist Araceli Camargo – and, as she tells Catherine Early, she has the evidence to prove it

“If you’re walking around an area with high levels of air and noise pollution your body will start to respond, your stress response will start to engage. If we constantly engage the stress response, it begins a process called allostatic overload. The body starts to experience chronic stress, and can’t regulate itself. And that opens people up to higher risk of mental and physical illnesse.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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