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Can Air Pollution Affect Development in School Children?

by Mansi Shroff on March 4, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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 Can Air Pollution Affect Development in School Children?

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.

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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.

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