Report: Relationship between urban sprawl and public health examined

The Ontario College of Family Physicians has released a review of research on the relationship between urban sprawl and public health. A group of family doctors authored the study in order to provide policy makers with the clearest research summary on the topic of urban sprawl and public health – critical for planning communities. The study’s findings include: greater travel distances lead to increased air pollution, which contributes to rising incidences of respiratory and cardiovascular disease. To read the executive summary visit //www.ocfp.on.ca/English/OCFP/Urban-Sprawl/default.asp?s=1.

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