Socioeconomic Disparities and Sexual Dimorphism in Neurotoxic Effects of Ambient Fine Particles on Youth IQ: A Longitudinal Analysis

@article{Wang2017SocioeconomicDA,
  title={Socioeconomic Disparities and Sexual Dimorphism in Neurotoxic Effects of Ambient Fine Particles on Youth IQ: A Longitudinal Analysis},
  author={Pan Wang and Catherine Tuvblad and Diana Younan and Meredith Franklin and Fred Lurmann and Jun Wu and Laura A. Baker and Jiu Chiuan Chen},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2017}
}
Mounting evidence indicates that early-life exposure to particulate air pollutants pose threats to children’s cognitive development, but studies about the neurotoxic effects associated with exposures during adolescence remain unclear. We examined whether exposure to ambient fine particles (PM2.5) at residential locations affects intelligence quotient (IQ) during pre-/early-adolescence (ages 9-11) and emerging adulthood (ages 18-20) in a demographically-diverse population (N = 1,360) residing in… 
Exposure to ambient air pollution and socio-economic status on intelligence quotient among schoolchildren in a developing country
TLDR
Exposure to increased PM10 and PM2.5 is associated with decreased IQ in children, and the IQ of children in different areas were investigated in terms of pollution levels.

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