Tufts Medicine Magazine: “Big Road Blues: Living Near a Highway Can Be Bad for Your Health in a Million Small Ways” (PDF)
“The goal of the study, expected to wrap up a year from now, is to understand how vehicular pollution affects the health of people living close to a highway.”
“‘When it comes to air pollution, the main thing that really affects people is particulates – not gases,’ says Doug Brugge, the study’s principal investigator and a professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts. ‘The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that they cause 80,000 or 100,000 deaths a year in the United States, and maybe four million or more worldwide.'”
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