Economics Blog Defacto on the Correlation Between Air Pollution and Health - Hungarian news portal’s blog Defacto posted its latest article about the effects of air pollution to people’s health. Several studies show that polluted air negatively affects health, however, people living in air polluted areas, close to highways, for example, tend to be less well off - which is another factor negatively affecting health. Therefore, Defacto reviews a study where researchers looked at the correlation between air pollution and premature birth. The study proved that more babies are born premature if traffic jams are bigger.

Defacto is a bi-weekly economics blog created and maintained by professors from CEU’s Department of Economics Gabor Kezdi, Peter Kondor, Miklos Koren, Botond Koszegi, and Adam Szeidl.