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Near-highway pollutants in motor vehicle exhaust: A review of epidemiologic evidence of cardiac and pulmonary health risks

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, August 2007
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36 tweeters
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Title
Near-highway pollutants in motor vehicle exhaust: A review of epidemiologic evidence of cardiac and pulmonary health risks
Published in
Environmental Health, August 2007
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-6-23
Pubmed ID
Authors

Doug Brugge, John L Durant, Christine Rioux

Abstract

There is growing evidence of a distinct set of freshly-emitted air pollutants downwind from major highways, motorways, and freeways that include elevated levels of ultrafine particulates (UFP), black carbon (BC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and carbon monoxide (CO). People living or otherwise spending substantial time within about 200 m of highways are exposed to these pollutants more so than persons living at a greater distance, even compared to living on busy urban streets. Evidence of the health hazards of these pollutants arises from studies that assess proximity to highways, actual exposure to the pollutants, or both. Taken as a whole, the health studies show elevated risk for development of asthma and reduced lung function in children who live near major highways. Studies of particulate matter (PM) that show associations with cardiac and pulmonary mortality also appear to indicate increasing risk as smaller geographic areas are studied, suggesting localized sources that likely include major highways. Although less work has tested the association between lung cancer and highways, the existing studies suggest an association as well. While the evidence is substantial for a link between near-highway exposures and adverse health outcomes, considerable work remains to understand the exact nature and magnitude of the risks.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 1%
Canada 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 398 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 101 24%
Student > Master 68 16%
Researcher 61 15%
Student > Bachelor 44 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 5%
Other 72 17%
Unknown 50 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 113 27%
Engineering 64 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 44 11%
Social Sciences 18 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 4%
Other 83 20%
Unknown 76 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 135. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 November 2021.
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#236,109
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Outputs from Environmental Health
#71
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#1,027
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