Building It Better Together: Living litter-free means taking action in your community

ABC 6 Action News – PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — “That, to me, was the biggest surprise. There really is an impact on the presence of litter and depressive symptoms or levels of stress,” said Theresa Soya, who is a research coordinator at the Penn Injury Science Center. She’s been studying the impact of litter on our communities in terms of physical and mental health. “It can have effects on respiratory complications disease from rat infestations, and more commonly what we see are the links between litter and behavioral health,” says Soya.

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