how does highway proximity adversely affect a child’s health and what is a safe distance for a child to live from a highway?



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    The distance a child lives from a highway can have a significant affect on their health not only as a child, but also in their adult life.  Children living less than about 1/3 of a mile to a freeway have decreased lung function, and increased risk for respiratory and cardiovascular diesase later in life.  Children living up to 1/3 of a mile from a freeway from age 10 to 18 were compared with children their age living at least one mile away.

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    Ideally, everyone would be living 1 mile from all freeways or highways.  This alleviates the air pollution, noise pollution and other issues related to living to close by.

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