A growing body of evidence suggests that, simply put, there are no safe levels of air pollution. Air pollution from cars and factories affects our health, even to the point of affecting student performance.
This is especially concerning in the case of MAT Asphalt, which is located near several different schools, including a pre-school, a K-8 elementary, and an adult education facility.
Air Pollution May Be Damaging ‘Every Organ In The Body’
Damian Carrington 2019 May 17
How Car Pollution Hurts Kids’ Performance in School
by Nicole Joravsky, 2019 February 4
Researchers Now Have Even More Proof That Air Pollution Can Cause Dementia
by Aaron Reuben, 2019 May 2
Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It
by Jonathan Lambert, 2019 March 11
Pollution is bad for your health and the environment. It’s also bad for schools, two recent studies show.
by Matt Barnum, 2019 February 25
STUDIES AND REPORTS
Does Pollution Drive Achievement? The Effect of Traffic Pollution on Academic Performance (paywalled)
Heissel, J., Persico, C. and Simon, D. 2019
Hazed and Confused: The Effect of Air Pollution on Dementia (paywalled)
Bishop, K., Ketcham, J., Kuminoff, N. 2018
The Effects Of Local Industrial Pollution On Students And Schools
Persico, C. and Venator, J. 2018
Air Filters, Pollution and Student Achievement
Gilraine, Michael. (2020)