Personal exposures to traffic-related air pollution and acute respiratory health among Bronx schoolchildren with asthma

A recent study published conducted by the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine and New York University School of Medicine found that, “Adverse health associations were strongest with personal measures of Elemental Carbon exposure, suggesting that the diesel ’soot’ fraction of particulate matter 2.5 (PM) is most responsible for pollution-related asthma exacerbations among children living near roadways. Studies that rely on exposure to PM mass may underestimate PM health impacts.” To access the full study, click here.

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