Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes

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Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:37 pm

Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes reduces the growth of working memory
Findings of an ISGlobal study underscore the importance of establishing school routes along less polluted streets

Date: October 5, 2017

Source: Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

Summary: A new study has demonstrated that exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on children's cognitive development. The study found an association between a reduction in working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and black carbon during the walking commute to and from school.

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