CLUE | Cognitive DeveLopment in the Urban Environment
CLUE aims to investigate the emerging hypothesis that children who were born in and grow up in urban environments display impaired cognitive development due to long-term exposures to air pollution and noise from traffic. This research is embedded within the existing Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP). CLUE will also investigate the underlying biological mechanisms by which air pollution and noise may impact on cognitive development in a subset of the SCAMP cohort.
(1) Wood HE, Marlin N, Mudway IS, Bremner SA, Cross L, Dundas I, et al. (2015) Effects of Air Pollution and the Introduction of the London Low Emission Zone on the Prevalence of Respiratory and Allergic Symptoms in Schoolchildren in East London: A Sequential Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0109121. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109121
Principal Investigator: Dr Mireille B. Toledano, Reader in Epidemiology at Imperial College London
This research is funded by the Medical Research Council.