Allowing poor air quality in schools isn’t an issue to overlook. Studies have shown that air pollution in both indoor and outdoor spaces can have physical and psychological effects. Among the individuals most vulnerable to these effects are children, due to their developing immune systems. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently conducted a review of numerous existing studies concerning negative effects of air pollution. They found that air pollution has a number of disastrous effects on health. From these studies, they concluded that air pollution can alter important cognitive brain functions, such as decision making. Air pollution has also been shown to increase levels of annoyance and anxiety. Additionally, high levels of air pollution, such as those found in major cities in China, were shown in one study to reduce an individual’s ability to perform well in both verbal and math tests. These studies are just a few out of the large body of research that has found that air quality can have devastating effects on physical and psychological health of individuals.