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A cohort study relating urban green space with mortality in Ontario, Canada

Findings suggest that areas that have more greenspace have a lower mortality rates. However, this could be due to people who exercise more moving to areas near greenspace. Further research is needed on this aspect.

Villeneuve, P; et al

Environmental Research, Vol. 115, May 2012, pp. 51-58

Reductions in mortality with increased residential greenspace were observed for each underlying cause of death, the strongest association was found for repiratory disease mortality.