Close proximity to green space benefits child development, study says

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Close proximity to green space benefits child development, study says
Close proximity to green space benefits child development, study says

A new study conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that green spaces have a positive impact on the development of children in their younger years.

The study looked at nearly 30,000 children living in Metro Vancouver, born between 2000-2005, and found those who lived with 250 metres of green spaces performed better on developmental tests.

Ingrid Jarvis, the lead researcher on the project, believes one of the main reasons for the positive effect on early development is that vegetation reduces air and noise pollution.

Watch the video for the full story on how green spaces can have a positive impact on children's early development.

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