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Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function
Date:5/14/2013

ested, living near a roadway with heavy traffic could contribute to negative effects of air pollution on heart health.

The authors estimated that living very close to a major road was associated with a 4 percent higher rate of cardiovascular death and a 1 percent greater risk of death from any cause compared to the risk of people living at least a few miles away.

"There is growing evidence that living near major roadways contributes to the incidence of vascular disease, and adverse prognosis among patients with prevalent cardiovascular disease," the researchers wrote.

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The World Health Organization has more about air quality and health.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, news release, May 13, 2013


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