Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Traffic pollution and kid's health

Children exposed to highway pollution have a higher prevalence of asthma, wheezing, eczema and hay fever symptoms compared to children who aren't exposed. A UK academic wants to see a nationwide study on the impact of pollution on kids' health after looking at the research that is already available. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood found air pollution causes two million premature deaths worldwide per year.

I actually live next to a farm. So I am more worried about pesticides than pollution from vehicles. I don't know what to think about this research, but it does make sense. Do your kids have asthma?

Here's more on kids and pollution from Science Daily

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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