A new study found that children living in greener urban areas had higher IQs than children living in less green areas. Imgorthand / Getty Images One of the best things you can do for your child’s well-being may be to raise them somewhere green. The latest study to examine the positive impacts of nature on children found that children living in greener urban areas had higher IQs than children living in less green areas. “There is more and more evidence that green surroundings are associated with our cognitive function, such as memory skills and attention,” study coauthor and Hasselt University in Belgium environmental epidemiology professor Tim Nawrot told The Guardian . “What this study adds with IQ is a harder, well-established clinical measure. I think city builders or urban planners should prioritize investment in green spaces because it is really of value to create an optimal environment for children to develop their full potential.” In their latest publication, Esmée M Bijnens and colleagues reveal beneficial effects of a green environment on a c… https://t.co/vk8uzysUyh — PLOS Medicine (@PLOS Medicine) 1597853254.0 The research, published in PLOS Medicine on August 18, looked at 620 children between seven and 15 years old […]

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