Vehicular Air Pollution Public Health Concern
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – A growing body of research suggests air pollution from vehicles is becoming a serious public health concern, according to a piece in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Around 21,000 people die each year in Canada from air pollution, nine times the number who die from auto accidents. There is also research that suggests high levels of air pollution can cause asthmas in children and adults, and diesel exhaust can cause lung cancer. The large number of people living near major roadways, around 32 percent of the Canadian population, makes air pollution a serious public health concern, the authors argue.
For more information, go to: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/cmaj-tap101713.php
SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association Journal, October 2013
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