High traffic areas pose health risk: study
A study is warning of the health risks of living near high-vehicle traffic areas.
Lead author Michael Brauer at the University of British Columbia says vehicle emissions can cause a variety of serious health problems -- from asthma in children to afflictions like cancer and heart disease.
The study says about 10 million Canadians live within 500 metres of highways or 100 metres from major urban roads.
The study recommends various ways to avoid the emissions, including modifying infrastructure to limit heavy truck traffic to specific routes.