Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes reduces the growth of working memory

Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes reduces the growth of working memory

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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