Highway Traffic Ups Asthma Risk

SEPTEMBER 01, 2005

Children living near roadways with high-volume traffic are more prone to develop asthma, compared with other children. A study showed that children living within 82 yd of a major roadway had a 50% higher risk of experiencing asthma symptoms during the previous year, compared with children who lived >328 yd from a highway.

"The next step will be to verify these results with actual measurements of pollution around the homes near and distant from major roads, and to see if children who live in areas with heavy traffic develop asthma as we follow them," said lead author Rob McConnell, MD. (The findings were reported during the American Thoracic Society International Conference, May 23, 2005.)



SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0
 

In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine

Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.


 

 

Conference Coverage
News from the year's biggest meetings


Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


 

SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.