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Air Pollution: Can It Lower IQ? A new study finds living in a city thick with air pollution could actually affect your child”s brain – before he or she is even born! NBC”s Roseanne Colletti has the details of new research.
The researchers point out that lower IQ is related to reduced earning power over a person’s lifetime—as well as poorer mental and physical health. The upshot is that reducing air pollution can have a significant effect on the lives of the 130 million Americans disproportionately exposed to bad air on a regular basis.
Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals. Air pollution in China is three times above World Health Organisation limits. Air pollution causes a “huge” reduction in intelligence, according to new research, indicating that the damage to society of toxic air is far deeper than the well-known impacts on physical health.
The scientists compared the test results with records of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide pollution. They found the longer people were exposed to dirty air, the bigger the damage to intelligence, with language ability more harmed than mathematical ability and men more harmed than women.