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The Benefits of Adding Electric School Buses for Your Students
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The Benefits of Adding Electric School Buses for Your Students

Electric school buses provide a unique set of benefits to students:

Decreases exposure to pollutants that cause asthma

Reduce exposure and lessens repeated exposure to air pollution from school buses which can increase the risk of developing asthma and pneumonia and other health concerns – Source: Chicago Policy Review and U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Protects students at a critical time in their development

Children who are still developing inhale more air per pound of body weight than adults, which makes them more vulnerable to the negative health effects caused by air pollution – Source: U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Increases cardiovascular health

By reducing school bus diesel emissions, researchers in the US found that it can increase cardiovascular health of students by 4% and increases in their year and exams by 10% – Source:

Improves test scores

Researchers from Georgia State University compared standardized test scores from 2007 – 2015 of kids who rode diesel buses to those who rode buses that filtered out up to 95% of harmful pollutants and they found a significant increase in English scores – Source: Nation Swell

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