According to the FT article by Robert Harding as of September 12, 2019, there is an economic case for fighting pollution to boost productivity, since the evidence increasingly suggests that particulates do not just penetrate the heart and lungs but also the brain.
Whereas fighting climate change presents presents a resistance to individual action, for the perception that nothing a single person does makes any difference. Tackling air pollution benefits everybody and action can have an effect at every scale.
The author concludes that reducing air pollution is a “pill” which improve exam results, reduced dementia chances and rise productivity at work. So, why not take it?
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