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Exhaust gases attack children's lungs

Exhaust gases attack children's lungs


Children living near highways or high traffic arteries are at risk of developing lung disease at maturity, according to a US study published in The Lancet. According to the research, children and adolescents who lived less than 500 meters away from a heavily traveled road had a lower lung capacity of 3a compared to those who lived more than 1.5 kilometers from a traffic artery. intensive.
"Who in childhood suffers from a deficiency of lung function will probably have less healthy lungs for the rest of their lives. This deficiency is an important risk factor for respiratory and cardiovascular disease," notes study lead author James Gaudeman of at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
(Ramona Samoila)
Read the whole article in: Evenimentul Zilei
January 31, 2007