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Exposition des écoliers aux polluants et au bruit du trafic et problèmes comportementaux Volume 16, issue 2, March-April 2017

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This news is based on the following article: Forns J, Dadvand P, Foraster M, et al.Traffic-related air pollution, noise at school, and behavioral problems in Barcelona schoolchildren: a cross-sectional study. Environ Health Perspect 2016; 124: 529-35.doi: 10.1289/ehp.1409449

This cross-sectional study in Barcelona is the first to assess the impact of urban air pollution on children's behavior, by measuring their exposure inside schools where they spend a considerable amount of time. Background noise from traffic was also examined. The results suggest that schoolchildren's exposure to traffic noise is harmful and call for further investigation.