Monday, 18 April 2011

more health near motorways

Another study about the harmful effects of traffic fumes on children - this time neural affects - with children exposed to traffic fumes exhibiting lower IQ score - even after adjusting for socio-economic status, exposure to tobacco smoke etc.

This used to be all blamed on the lead in petrol, but now it's becoming apparent that the micro-fine soot (particulate matter) is very bad for you too.

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/167/3/280.full

I made a map on google maps that shows a 500m zone around the M8 covering the area near the bridge and have placed markers for the schools and nurseries I've found within this area. So glad I didn't go to any of them, I've got asthma and dyslexia and by the sounds of this: I would have been even worse..


View 500m around m8 in a larger map

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