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Air Pollution

Published: 2018
SYNOPSIS

Long-term exposure to air pollution impedes cognitive performance.

TITLE

The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance

Citation

Zhang X, Chen X, Zhang X. The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018;115(37):9193-9197.

 

Summary

Long-term exposure to air pollution impedes cognitive performance in verbal and math tests. Effects are stronger as people become older, especially for men. Air pollution substantial health and economic costs.

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