This one’s been asked and answered already – http://greenanswers.com/q/205653/pollution-toxins/air-pollution/how-are-kids-affected-smog
It also might be affecting the IQ of children in polluted areas. A 2007 study performed on kids from ages 8-11 in Boston’s 202 area where scientists gave the children two different intelligence tests, and the results?–children in less polluted areas did on average 3.7 points better than the others in more polluted, traffic heavy parts of town. The citation goes into further detail.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) has actually provided an excellent online guide (in PDF format) for parents to look through and educate themselves and their family on the dangers of smog and air pollution for children and great ways to avoid its harmful effects.
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