Severe air pollution could speed up the degeneration of your child’s brain

Men wear surgical masks due to elevated levels of pollution during smog in Mexico City, Mexico May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso - RC19B89E6730

Many people now wear surgical masks in places like Mexico and in Asia, where pollution is very bad. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Amedeo D'Angiulli
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Around 300 million children live in areas, such as Mexico City, where outdoor air pollution exceeds international guidelines by at least six times.
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Polluted megacities include those such as Paris, London and Los Angeles. Here, traffic is shown in the city of London, UK.
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