Health Issues

Connecting near-highway pollutants with health problems

A new article on the health risks of near-highway pollution is available from a team at Tufts. From the conclusion: “The most susceptible (and overlooked) population in the US subject to serious health effects from air pollution may be those who live very near major regional transportation routes, especially highways.”
Boston Now: “Tufts researchers warning it can be dangerous to live near highways”
“One California study indicated children who live near a highway from under the age of two may be 70 to 80 percent more likely to develop asthma.”
Read the original article: “Near-highway pollutants in motor vehicle exhaust: A review of epidemiologic evidence of cardiac and pulmonary health risks.”

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