Association between Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Schools and Cognitive Development in Primary School Children: A Prospective Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Sunyer2015AssociationBT,
  title={Association between Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Schools and Cognitive Development in Primary School Children: A Prospective Cohort Study},
  author={Jordi Sunyer and Mikel Esnaola and Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol and Joan Forns and Ioar Rivas and M{\'o}nica L{\'o}pez-Vicente and Elisabet Suades-Gonz{\'a}lez and Maria Amat Foraster and Raquel Garc{\'i}a-Esteban and Xavier Basaga{\~n}a and Mar elo Viana and Marta Cirach and T Moreno and Andr{\'e}s Alastuey and N{\'u}ria Sebasti{\'a}n-Gall{\'e}s and Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen and Xavier Querol},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Air pollution is a suspected developmental neurotoxicant. Many schools are located in close proximity to busy roads, and traffic air pollution peaks when children are at school. We aimed to assess whether exposure of children in primary school to traffic-related air pollutants is associated with impaired cognitive development. METHODS AND FINDINGS We conducted a prospective study of children (n = 2,715, aged 7 to 10 y) from 39 schools in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) exposed to high… CONTINUE READING

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