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Right to Breathe

Air pollution is a story we can end, starting with the most polluted city in the world–Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Understand the public health crisis, the causes, and the complexity of air pollution issues and learn about what YOU can do about it.

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Students affected by traffic pollution experience a drop in test scores, an increase in behavioral incidents and more absences.
– Heissel et al., 2019 (NBER)

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40% lower lung function was observed in children living in the city compared to those living in rural areas
– Bankole et al., 2017 (NCBI)

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Make sure to wear filtered anti-air pollution masks

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