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Children who spend time near roads more likely to develop asthma

As the good Rev. Lovejoy's wife often pleads, won't someone think of the children? Turns out, green car enthusiasts look out for children's health every day. Biodiesel, as we mentioned last week, has lower emissions than regular diesel. And this helps the children.

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium had a little piece yesterday about a study at the University of Southern California that found that children who live – or often play – near roads and highways were 50 percent more likely to develop asthma than children who did not spend as much time near roads. Researchers studied 6,000 school children in twelve Southern Californian communities with varying air pollution levels and patterns. European studies back up the findings, according to the GLRC. You can listen to the 45-second radio clip here.

[Source: Great Lakes Radio Consortium]

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