Pollution entering buildings located in metropolitan areas or near highways, airports, and highly trafficked areas impacts health and productivity.
Environmental International (April 2016)
Kevin J. Lane, Jonathan I. Levy, Madeleine K. Scammell, Junenette L. Peters, Allison P. Patton, Ellin Reisner, Lydia Lowe, Wig Zamore, John L. Durant, Doug Brugge
“The findings suggest that those who live within 1,500 feet of a highway have a greater likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease than those living twice as far away.”
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) W22328 (June 2016)
Tom Chang, Joshua Graff Zivin, Tal Gross, Matthew Neidell
“We find that higher levels of air pollution, commonly found in major cities, decrease worker productivity.”