Navigation Links
Many US public schools in 'air pollution danger zone'
Date:8/18/2008

CINCINNATIOne in three U.S. public schools are in the "air pollution danger zone," according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC).

UC researchers have found that more than 30 percent of American public schools are within 400 meters, or a quarter mile, of major highways that consistently serve as main truck and traffic routes.

Research has shown that proximity to major highwaysand thus environmental pollutants, such as aerosolizing diesel exhaust particlescan leave school-age children more susceptible to respiratory diseases later in life.

"This is a major public health concern that should be given serious consideration in future urban development, transportation planning and environmental policies," says Sergey Grinshpun, PhD, principal investigator of the study and professor of environmental health at UC.

To protect the health of young children with developing lungs, he says new schools should be built further from major highways.

"Health risk can be mitigated through proper urban planning, but that doesn't erase the immediate risk to school-age children attending schools that are too close to highways right now," he adds. "Existing schools should be retrofitted with air filtration systems that will reduce students' exposure to traffic pollutants."

The UC-led team reports its findings in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, an international scientific journal. This is believed to be the first national study of school proximity and health risks associated with major roadways.

For this study, Grinshpun's team conducted a survey of major metropolitan areas representative of all geographical regions of the United States: Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Denver, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis and San Antonio.

More than 8,800 schools representing 6 million students were included in the survey. Primary data wa
'/>"/>

Contact: Amanda Harper
amanda.harper@uc.edu
513-558-4657
University of Cincinnati
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New book tutors future presidents and public on science behind the headlines
2. New publication addresses safety of imported foods
3. Study shows increased education on nanotech, human enhancement increases public concerns
4. NASA scientist James Hansen to speak at July 11 conference on Rejuvenating Public Sector Science
5. Queens University launches UKs first Center of Excellence for Public Health
6. Saving face with a baby-face? Shape of CEOs face affects public perception
7. BIO-key(R) Showcasing Public Safety Solutions for BlackBerry Smartphones at 2008 LEIM Conference
8. Not just for the monkeys: New publication shows evolution is everywhere
9. Publication offers labs consensus recommendations for diagnosing parasitic diseases
10. Scientists to explore global change-public health connection
11. Study finds health professionals, public unprepared for genomic medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The ... at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2014 to 2019. ... this market, Canada is expected ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  HITLAB SM ... Clinical Practices (GCP) audit to confirm its adherence ... regulations. This accomplishment enables HITLAB to conduct regulated ... the highest principles for patient safety and research ... global healthcare access, quality, and delivery with innovative ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/twhjll/biometrics_market ) has announced the addition of ... 2015-2019"  report to their offering. ... advances in technology. With continuous advances in technology, ... the latest standard that meets the needs and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Biometrics Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... June 13, 2012 To spread public knowledge of ... social media app which allows the general public to ... friends. Available free on iTunes ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autism-quiz/id481913653?mt=8 ), ... for Android. Autism Quiz ...
... publication this week of a "map" of the bacterial make-up ... the ocean. Microbial communities that live on and in ... to have a critical role in human health and disease. ... ambitious Human Microbiome Project (HMP) to define the boundaries of ...
... announces the addition of a significant piece of ... Impact Test System (HITS) recently completed its final ... system is capable of producing horizontal impacts to ... distribution and in-use environments. "With the ...
Cached Biology News:More than 1 way to be healthy: Map of bacterial makeup of humans reveals microbial rare biosphere 2More than 1 way to be healthy: Map of bacterial makeup of humans reveals microbial rare biosphere 3Westpak Deploys Horizontal Impact Test System (HITS) 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... According to Ross Selinger, President of ... Global, the national office market continues to be strong, driven ... evidenced by the third quarter’s surprising 3.9% GDP, unemployment decreasing ... costs have held inflation down and the Fed is keeping ... market remaining soft. , This solid economic news is having ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 The report expects global ... by 2019. It also provides a carefully analyzed data ... challenges for the market. , Full Copy of Report ... the global market for cell expansion will keep witnessing ... expects this growth to be driven by rapid technological ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Texas , Dec. 23, 2014 ... company focused on gynecologic disease, announced today that ... Schuler , Birchview Fund LLC and several Vermillion ... of unregistered shares of Vermillion,s common stock and ... stock in a private placement.  ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: RCPI ) ... Application (CTA) with the United Kingdom,s ... approval to initiate clinical trials for the continued development ... on the Company receiving CTA regulatory approval, the Company ... the safety, tolerability and dose escalation of Anatabine Citrate ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 3
... YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 Organovo, Inc., (OTCQB: ... on using its breakthrough NovoGen 3D human tissue ... research and medical applications, today announced that Keith Murphy, ... March 1st, 2012 TIME:   1:00 PM ...
... Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., ... rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders, today announced that ... granted orphan drug designation for UX003 for the ... extremely rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder characterized ...
... Feb. 27, 2012 Ikaria, Inc., a critical care ... critically ill patients, today announced that it has enrolled ... investigating the use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in ... commenced in December 2009, enrolled its last patient six ...
Cached Biology Technology:Organovo, Inc. to Webcast, Live, at RetailInvestorConferences.com on March 1st 2Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for UX003 for the Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 7 (MPS 7) 2Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for UX003 for the Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 7 (MPS 7) 3Ikaria® Completes Patient Enrollment in Pivotal Phase III Trial for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia 2Ikaria® Completes Patient Enrollment in Pivotal Phase III Trial for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia 3Ikaria® Completes Patient Enrollment in Pivotal Phase III Trial for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia 4
GENOMIPHI HY KIT 1000 RXN, 1 EA. Category: Genomics DNA Amplification....
...
Vitellogenin (Japanese medaka) Standard...
... SAGE (serial analysis of gene ... expression analysis. Expression profiles generated ... to detect low-abundance transcripts making ... genes. The I-SAGE Kit is ...
Biology Products: