Because incomplete confirmation is available concerning the influential role of atmosphere contamination on conjunctivitis, myopia, asthma, and allergic rhinitis in Brazil, the focus of the present work is to explore the possible relations among atmosphere contamination and eye problems. Rather that a case study on eye diseases, by way of questionnaires supplemented by the investigation of nanoparticles (NPs) on eyeglasses, the study examines the mechanisms in which NPs and ultra-fine particles are deposited on the glasses of children up to 10 years of age in urban and rural area. The important connection between atmosphere contaminants and individual protection equipment justifies improving indoor school properties in order could protect children's eyes, particularly in high-pollution/high-particulate areas.

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Published in Geoscience Frontiers, v. 13, issue 1, 101135.

© 2021 China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and Peking University

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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