Air pollution is making us dumber, study shows (CNN)
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China, United States of America
CNN has amplified data examined by IFPRI researcher Xiaobo Zhang in a news feature that argues accumulative exposure to air pollutants significantly impacts cognitive abilities. As a result, dirty air also imposes substantial health and economic costs, particularly for the elderly who rely on cognitive functioning to run daily errands and make high-stake economic decisions.
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