Why Are Children Most At Risk?
University of Texas
A study done on 1,895 4th and 5th graders in El Paso, Texas, USA.
Children who were exposed to high levels of motor vehicle emissions had significantly lower GPAs (Grade Point Average)
There could be two explanations for this:
National Bureau of Economic Reserach
A study done on high school students in Israel.
The study was on the impact of short term exposure to ambient air pollution on cognitive performance.
Finding: a significant and negative relationship between average PM 2.5 exposure during exams on student performance and cognitive functioning.
(Paper issued October 2014)