Washington DC: A new study has revealed that children who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are likelier to have lower GPAs.

In the study, University of Texas at El Paso researchers analysed academic performance and socio-demographic data for 1,895 fourth and fifth grade children.

They used the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Air Toxics Assessment to estimate children’s exposure to toxic air pollutants, such as diesel exhaust, around the location of their homes.

Children who were exposed to high levels of motor vehicle emissions from cars, trucks and buses on roads and highways were found to have significantly lower GPAs.

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