Healthy Air, Healthy Brains: Advancing Air Pollution Policy to Protect Children's Health

Devon C. Payne-Sturges, Melanie A. Marty, Frederica Perera, Mark D. Miller, Maureen Swanson, Kristie Ellickson, Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Beate Ritz, John Balmes, Laura Anderko, Evelyn O. Talbott, Robert Gould, Irva Hertz-Picciotto

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Evidence is growing on the adverse neurodevelopmental effects of exposure to combustion-related air pollution. Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neurodevelopmental Risks), a unique collaboration of leading scientists, health professionals, and children's and environmental health advocates, has identified combustion-related air pollutants as critical targets for action to protect healthy brain development. We present policy recommendations for maintaining and strengthening federal environmental health protections, advancing state and local actions, and supporting scientific research to inform effective strategies for reducing children's exposures to combustion-related air pollution. Such actions not only would improve children's neurological development but also would have the important co-benefit of climate change mitigation and further improvements in other health conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-554
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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