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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Our bilingual air pollution map is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use tool for tracking air pollution in Mongolia. That is why we’re so excited to announce the launch of our new interactive zoning feature! 

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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. 

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