Verdorie. Dat je er dood aan gaat is al vervelend genoeg, maar blijkbaar word je ook nog dommer van luchtvervuiling:
Previous research has found that air pollution harms cognitive performance in students, but this is the first to examine people of all ages and the difference between men and women. … 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.
The results would apply around the world, Chen added. The damage to intelligence was likely to be incremental, he said, with a 1mg rise in pollution over three years equivalent to losing more than a month of education. Small pollution particles are known to be especially damaging. “That is the same wherever you live. As human beings we have more in common than is different.”