|Children Living Near Major Roads Face Higher Asthma Risk|
|Detail:|| Young children who live near a major road are significantly more likely to have |
asthma than children who live only blocks away, according to a study that
appears in the May 1, 2006 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.
The study found that children living within 75 meters (about 82 yards) of a
major road had a 50 percent greater risk of having had asthma symptoms in the
past year than were children who lived more than 300 meters (about 328 yards)
away. Higher traffic volumes on the different roads were also related to
increased rates of asthma.