Students affected by traffic pollution experience a drop in test scores, an increase in behavioral incidents and more absences.
– Heissel et al., 2019 (NBER)
Exposure to small-particle pollution (like PM2.5 found in Ulaanbaatar) can increase the risk of infertility by 20%. Such exposure can also increase the time to pregnancy, or the time it takes for one to conceive.
– Li et al., 2021
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How Mongolia’s Air Pollution Crisis Stacks Up: A Comparison between Mongolia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom
06 · Mar · 2021
While the contents in toxic and unhealthy air are usually the same—a combination of PM2.5, PM10, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and other pollutants—the context behind every country with an air pollution problem is different. While some countries with large populations, such as the United Kingdom, China, and India also have air pollution issues, Mongolia’s air pollution cannot be blamed on a few corporate entities or industrial “bad guys” only.
Mongolia’s winters are notoriously cold, dry, and long. Here are some helpful tips for preparing for a Mongolian winter, with an emphasis on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the difficult weather and air pollution.
Dying to Breathe: How Mongolia Is Killing Its Future
23 · Nov · 2020
According to a report by the National Statistics Organization, children up to the age of five saw a drastic increase in their risk of developing pneumonia in the winter months. What does this say about the country’s future