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.

ARTICLES

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

CDC Health Disparities & Inequalities Report (CHDIR)

The health effects of ambient PM2.5 and potential mechanisms
Shaolong Fenga,n, Dan Gaoa, Fen Liaoa, Furong Zhoua, Xinming Wan 2016

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)