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Air Pollution Around Schools Is Linked To Poorer Student Health And Academic Performance

Overview of attention for article published in Health Affairs, May 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#23 of 5,806)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
148 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
24 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages

Citations

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113 Dimensions

Readers on

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219 Mendeley
Title
Air Pollution Around Schools Is Linked To Poorer Student Health And Academic Performance
Published in
Health Affairs, May 2011
DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0077
Pubmed ID
Authors

Paul Mohai, Byoung-Suk Kweon, Sangyun Lee, Kerry Ard

Abstract

Exposing children to environmental pollutants during important times of physiological development can lead to long-lasting health problems, dysfunction, and disease. The location of children's schools can increase their exposure. We examined the extent of air pollution from industrial sources around public schools in Michigan to find out whether air pollution jeopardizes children's health and academic success. We found that schools located in areas with the highest air pollution levels had the lowest attendance rates-a potential indicator of poor health-and the highest proportions of students who failed to meet state educational testing standards. Michigan and many other states currently do not require officials considering a site for a new school to analyze its environmental quality. Our results show that such requirements are needed. For schools already in existence, we recommend that their environmental quality should be investigated and improved if necessary.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 212 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 25%
Student > Master 41 19%
Student > Bachelor 28 13%
Researcher 21 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 5%
Other 33 15%
Unknown 30 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 45 21%
Social Sciences 31 14%
Engineering 19 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 15 7%
Other 52 24%
Unknown 40 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1206. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 May 2021.
All research outputs
#5,739
of 17,638,294 outputs
Outputs from Health Affairs
#23
of 5,806 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23
of 161,642 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Affairs
#1
of 96 outputs
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