Air quality and Air quality improvement zones in Mongolia

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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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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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