A new study has found that cognitive development in children between the age of 7-10 slows down, due to higher levels of traffic related air pollution around schools.
The study led by PLOS explained that children who attend highly polluted schools have a slower cognitive development than the ones who go to a less polluted schools, even after adjusting for additional factors that affect cognitive development.
The researcher even confirmed their findings by measuring the traffic related pollutants at schools.
The research showed that developing brain might be vulnerable to traffic-related air pollution in middle childhood, so implications are required for the design of air pollution regulations especially around the schools.
The study is published in PLOS Medicine.