The Horror of Highways cont'd, The Educational Tradeoff: Easy Driving or Easy Breathing
The University of Cincinnati has just completed an air pollution that takes another look at highway placement with respect to our daily patterns of living. It is already established that highways should not be too close to residential areas, because vehicle fumes, particularly aerosal particulates from diesel trucks can be damaging to our health, especially to our children.
This study took the fact that children spend 30% of their time in school, and focused on highway placement in proximity to schools. This study found that one third of America's schools are within a quarter mile of major highways that consistently serve as main truck and traffic routes. Needless to say, this doesn't bode well for our youngsters.
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